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How do I obtain a second opinion?

How do I obtain a second opinion?

ASK: Ask your consulting doctor (pcp or consultant) if they can recommend someone for second opinion. Do it in a non-threatening way. A good doctor would welcome someone to back them up on what they have told your or to correct them if their opinion is "wrong". There are times when there is just disagreement. Sometimes a 3rd or more opinion is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Second Opinion (Definition)

A second opinion is where a patient seeks the advice of another physician after consulting with a doctor. If a patient is unsatisfied with a doctor's diagnosis or proposed treatment, a patient may seek out the opinion of another doctor to ensure that the diagnosis ...Read more


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Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...Read more

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I've seen my Gyno for years but I started seeing a new Gyno for a second opinion. Is there a way that my first Gyno will find out I've seen another dr?

It would be best: Doctors have pretty thick skins and are rarely offended when patients seek another's advice. They want you to have confidence in their answers and know that a 2nd opinion will most likely reinforce their own. The records from the first doc will save time and provide new insight to the 2nd doc. If you're not comfortable then chances are doc isn't either and is glad to see you go. ...Read more

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Do i need a second opinion?

Do i need a second opinion?

Possibly: If you have concerns about the first opinion, or something scares you about it, a second opinion can always be healpful. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm very afraid of pills.need second opinion.?

Fear of medication: or fear of swallowing pills? If it is the later, consider Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Behavioral Therapy, psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis to deal with your fears. ...Read more

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What isAlpha-1, and what to do? My husband was told today he have it. I am thinking about second opinion , plz , tell me Dr, what would you do ?

See a pulmonologist: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency is a genetically transmitted disease affecting other organs, but primarily the lung. It has a higher than normal risk of declining lung function, especially if he is a smoker. For best management, he should see a pulmonologist for reccommendations ...Read more

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How can someone get a second opinion for hodgkin's disease?

See your family doc: To get a second opinion, start with your family doctor or internist. He or she should be able to help you arrange for the second opinion. ...Read more

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2nd opinon. What do you do when your current dr you are seeing does not help? You need a referral to get a second opinion .

Ask your doctor: Your physician should never resist your desire for more information about your condition, and should supply you with colleagues in your area who can give you a second opinion. We only want what is best for our patients, and personally, i frequently offer the opportunity to seek a second opinion in particularly difficult situations. ...Read more