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How do I obtain a second opinion?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

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In brief: 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. Get personalized help from a doctor ›
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Dr. George Klauber
I personally like parents of my patients to share with me any wish for second opinion so I can refer them to someone respected. Beware the second opinion who just offers a different opinion because they think patients wants an other opinion or tries with subtlety to take over patient care for personal gain. PCP sometimes refer patients to their friends without depth of knowledge regarding ability.
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine , 35 years in practice
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Second Opinion

In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary.
Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Ask your PCP.

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In brief: Second Opinion

In many cases, seeking a second opinion is not only warranted, but necessary.
Unless your disease is life threatening and requires emergency care, it is never a bad idea to seek a second opinion. Getting a second opinion helps you feel more confident about your diagnosis and treatment plan. Ask your PCP. Need a more personalized answer? ›
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management , 28 years in practice
Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics

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you can get a 2nd opinion for orthodontics by going to orthodontic2ndopinion.

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you can get a 2nd opinion for orthodontics by going to orthodontic2ndopinion.
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
Dentistry - Orthodontics , 36 years in practice
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