Your family doctor is one of the most important people in your case.
Your family doctor knows your medical history and will be one of the few if not only medical professional who will be able to compare your physical condition before and after the accident.
Your doctor will also monitor your recovery and may refer you to specialists and other health care providers as your case progresses. In addition to that, your doctor will determine if you need to be off work following an accident and will help you to decide when it is appropriate for you to return.
Over the course of your case, you may need to go to a physiotherapist, chiropractor, massage therapist or acupuncturist. These professionals are NOT replacements for your family doctor. They should supplement the care your doctor provides. Your doctor should be kept aware of the different treatments that you are doing and on how they are working. If you find you are not having much success with one type of treatment, it is important to be in touch with your family doctor to discuss your other options.