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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Second Opinion (Overview)

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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
16 doctors shared insights

Second Opinion (Overview)

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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Having a Healthy Second Trimester (Checklist)

Share your pregnancy news with friends, family, and coworkers
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Get your flu shot during flu season
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Monitor weight gain and focus on a healthy diet
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Schedule a dental visit to keep your pregnancy healthy
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How can someone get a second opinion for hodgkin's disease?

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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I have images of my mammogram and would like a second opinion. ?

I have images of my mammogram and would like a second opinion. ?

Post: The image or you could use the paid service with a radiologist for specific opinion and recommendations ...Read more

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Should I get a second opinion if I am told that II need a hysterectomy?

Won't hurt...: A second opinion is a good idea if you have concerns or are uncomfortable with the recommendation for a hysterectomy. Its a major surgery and its a good idea to be sure its necessary before proceeding. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I do if I am told that I need a hysterectomy? Second opinion?

What should I do if I am told that I need a hysterectomy? Second opinion?

Depends: If you have questions about your gynecologist's advice, a second opinion is never a bad idea. There may be alternatives to a hysterectomy which your gynecologist should discuss with you that may or may not be appropriate for you. There are also several different ways to perform hysterectomy (davinci minimally invasive, laparoscopic, vaginal, or abdominal) that should be considered. ...Read more

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I need a good radiological second opinion.I have discs but don't know how to send or post pictures.

I need a good radiological second opinion.I have discs but don't know how to send or post pictures.

Second opinion: You can not send photos to the medical education portion of Health Tap. However, Dr. Gabor is an excellent radiologist and I he is likely on Health Tap Concierge. He does read radiographic studies. ...Read more

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Second opinion: is the average testicular volume different when measured by us versus other methods of measurement?

Second opinion: is the average testicular volume different when measured by us versus other methods of measurement?

testes size: Probalbly the most accurate method is by u/s, an orchidometer is not that accurate since there is scrotal tissue involved. ...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

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My BP ranges from 152/90 to about 181/103. Shouldn't i be on meds? My provider doesn't think so.....Should i get a second opinion?

My BP ranges from 152/90 to about 181/103.  Shouldn't  i be on meds? My provider doesn't  think so.....Should i get a second opinion?

Absolutely : Yes.... Get attention for your blood pressure. Those numbers are not acceptable. Plus, Effexor (venlafaxine) can actually raise blood pressure. May be time for different med there as well. ...Read more

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I've been taking lexapro for 6 weeks. First week 5mg. Then week 2 to current 10mg. I am going to stop taking it /would like a second opinion on how to?

I've been taking lexapro for 6 weeks. First week 5mg. Then week 2 to current 10mg. I am going to stop taking it /would like a second opinion on how to?

Consult with PCP: I am not certain as to why you are stopping and your physician should be notified: I suggest 10mg day 1, 5mg day 2-3, and 5 mg every other day for 2 days, then stop. ...Read more

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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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Can a radiologist look at my xrays for second opinion?

Certainly: 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. ...Read more

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Second opinion for retinal photocoagulation procedure?

Get one: The question is incomplete, but when in doubt always seek second opinion abd dont be afraid to ask questions. ...Read more

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How common is it to get a second opinion with GI docs?

How common is it to get a second opinion with GI docs?

Not satisfied w/MD?: 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. ...Read more

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Help interpreting MRI results. Who can give second opinion?

Help interpreting MRI results. Who can give second opinion?

Contact: Second opinion service massachusetts general hospital. Easy to do online. ...Read more

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How do you recommend treating keloids? Looking for a second opinion.

How do you recommend treating keloids? Looking for a second opinion.

Depends...: ...On the size, location, and complexity of the keloid. Cortisone injections can be given once per month until the maximum benefit is obtained. They can be excised, but recurrences are common. Other options include cryotherapy (freezing), laser, radiation, interferon injection (still experimental), and injection of a chemotherapy drug called 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to replace my filling or get a second opinion?

How to know if i need to replace my filling or get a second opinion?

A comprehensive exam: A Comprehensive exam followed by an exray will detect if, there is a need to replace a filling. Silver fillings overtime develop margins which Fail and leak leading to replacement of fillings. The silver filling can also be cracked or develop some grayish area under the filling. ...Read more