Client Success Story: A US Financial Services Firm

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Learn how one of our clients used Best Doctors to improve outcomes, raise employee satisfaction and positively impact its bottom line.

With misdiagnosis rates being so high – everyone will likely experience at least one medical error, according to the National Academy of Medicine – a large financial services firm knew it could save money and increase productivity by introducing an expert second opinion program. However, the client’s main goal was to do right by its employees and ensure diagnostic accuracy, so they chose Best Doctors. Best Doctors offers a wide array of services to help members with any health concerns or medical uncertainty. We can Give members expert second opinions on diagnoses or treatments. Assist members in finding family doctors or Read more

Best Doctors Corrected Ashifa’s Cancer Misdiagnosis

Ashifa, Best Doctors discovers cancer misdiagnosis

Getting a cancer diagnosis can be one the scariest moments in your life—whether it’s you, a family member or a friend who hears those words. Intense cancer treatments can have detrimental side effects, such as hair loss, infections, nausea and vomiting, kidney problems, fertility issues and so much more, but they’re worth it to beat cancer.

But what happens when that cancer is misdiagnosed? “Often it takes a fair amount of experience, as well as technology, to make the precise diagnosis,” said Dr. Leonard Zwelling of the MD Anderson Cancer Center in an interview. Researchers at Johns Hopkins found that up to 1 in 5 cancer cases are misdiagnosed or misclassified, which is why getting a second opinion on the original pathology by an expert is crucial with every cancer diagnosis. Ashifa, a Best Doctors member, was diagnosed with metastatic squamous head and neck cancer, a very aggressive type of cancer, after her doctors found and removed a small lump Read more