There are times when your doctor gives you news about your health or the treatment you need and you decide to seek a second opinion. If you’re in this situation, RehabOne Medical Group in Los Gatos, San Jose, Gilroy, and Salinas, California, could help by giving you an objective second opinion. The experienced physicians provide high-quality, comprehensive second-opinion services to give you peace of mind. Find out more by calling RehabOne Medical Group today.
A second opinion is another health professional’s view of your condition and treatment that you ask for when you have concerns about an initial diagnosis. It could be either your primary care provider or a specialist who diagnoses your condition and recommends a particular course of treatment about which you have some doubts.
Three of the most common reasons why patients ask for a second opinion are when they receive a diagnosis of a serious medical condition, when the treatment recommendation is for surgery, or when the physician can’t find a satisfactory cause for their symptoms.
Everyone has the right to request a second opinion if they have concerns about their diagnosis, treatment, or prognosis. Your doctor shouldn’t have any issue with you seeking a second opinion.
As well as evidence, physicians also use their experience when seeing patients. This can be invaluable, especially when existing evidence about a particular issue isn’t very robust or there’s a dispute about how it should be used.
Doctors also have their own views about approaches to medicine, whether they use strictly conventional approaches or incorporate complementary therapies.
For all these reasons, a second opinion is extremely helpful when you need to make a decision about proceeding with a particular treatment or put your mind at ease regarding your decision.
Many insurance policies do cover second opinions, but you should always check to make sure. It might be worth paying for a second opinion if your insurance doesn’t cover it if it helps you make the right decisions.
The team at RehabOne Medical Group has extensive experience providing second opinions and takes every care to review your records and complete a thorough examination before reaching a decision.
To find out more about getting a second opinion, call RehabOne Medical Group today.