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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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.


Dr. Danny Proffitt
Board Certified, Family Medicine
37 years in practice
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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. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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.


Dr. Dean Giannone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
8M people helped
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
19 years in practice
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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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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Howard Shapiro
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
1M people helped
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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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Dr. Pietro Seni
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
41 years in practice
688K people helped
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
18M people helped
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
26 years in practice
176M people helped
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Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Board Certified, Gynecology
37 years in practice
1M people helped
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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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Dr. Srbislav Brasovan
Board Certified, Gynecology
54 years in practice
13M people helped
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