In Indiana, the employer or the employer’s insurance company chooses the treating physician instead of the employee. This employer’s right under the Act has been said to protect the employer’s interest. But while the employer may choose the physician, it is the physician, the Board, or both, rather than the employer or insurer, who decide whether medical treatment is authorized. Our office sees a lot of insurance companies and employers attempting to control the recommendations from the selected physician. This is illegal. Please let us know if you see any similar conduct on the part of your employer or its insurance carrier.