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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 or treatment is correct.

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How do I obtain a second opinion?

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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.
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Dr. Lucia Zamorano answered:

How do i get a second opinion on a trauma case?

Consult a doctor

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you should consult neurologist or a neurosurgeon
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Dr. Barry Rosen answered:

How can I get a second opinion on lump in breast?

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Although many doctors are knowledgable about breast diseases, a breast surgeon would be able to provide the most comprehensive evaluation of a breast lump; even though we are surgeons, we rarely recommend surgery unless a cancer is diagnosed. Go to www.breastsurgeons.org and find a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons in your area. Good luck!
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how do i get a second opinion on a skull fracture?

An x-ray will tell

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An x-ray should be diagnostic for a skull fracture, and then you really either have one or you don't. Good luck.
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How common is it to get a second opinion with gi docs?

Not satisfied w/MD?

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There are no perfect tests & few perfect doctors. Most practitioners want you to candidly share your concerns so as to best direct you appropriately. If for any reason you didn't hit it off ideally with your first GI doctor, or you just want confirmation of his/her opinion, then by all means please check with another GI specialist.
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Dr. Randy L. Lisch answered:

When should you consult a doctor for a second opinion?

When in question

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Anytime you are going to have an extensive, or experimental surgery or if you feel that your current doctor is not helping allieviate you of your pain or conditon, I would seek a second opinion. If your doctor is insulted by this, time to transfer care to another physician
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Can a radiologist look at my XRays for second opinion?

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Now-a-days it is very simple to have a disc copy of original X-rays, ultrasounds, nuclear medicine, MRI or PET scans. Thus very portable and either a radiologist or other specialist can give a second opinion. However, best to make sure that second opinion is at least of equal or has greater experience that the first opinion.
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Dr. Alan Mindlin answered:

Second opinion for retinal photocoagulation procedure?

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the question is incomplete, but when in doubt always seek second opinion abd dont be afraid to ask questions
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How can someone get a second opinion for Hodgkin's disease?

See your family doc

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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.
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

Should everyone get a second opinion for Hodgkin's disease?

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If unsure & for peace of might, U certainly could.
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