Best Doctors help save Clive’s eyesight and control his condition

Clive, Best Doctors Member

Name: Clive

Age: 56 Reason for contacting Best Doctors: Seeking consultation regarding diagnosis and prognosis following peripheral vision loss

Best Doctors expert specialty: Ophthalmology  

“I’m really grateful for everything Best Doctors has done for me because I really believe they have saved my sight.”

Clive was leading a healthy life and enjoying a fulfilling career at a prestigious wealth management company. Like many individuals, Clive was myopic (short sighted) and in 2013 he underwent cataract surgery which was successful and he recovered with no complications. However, in 2015 Clive developed acute posterior vitreous detachment in his right eye which is caused by the vitreous gel in the eye tugging on the retina. Clive’s detachment was complicated by a superior retinal horseshoe tear, also referred to as flap or U-shaped tears, are full thickness breaks in the neurosensory retina. He received retinopexy laser treatment to control his Read more

2018: The year your New Year resolutions actually stick!

Make your New Year resolutions a success

2017 has been a big one for many of us and like every year, we have the opportunity to say goodbye to an era and welcome the exciting things to come in 2018.

New Year’s Eve is a night to celebrate, drink too many bubbles, revel in the successes from the past 12 months, and cheers to saying so-long to those heavier, drearier 2017 memories and events. Along with the symbolic nature of “in with the new and out with the old” the 31st of December has, it is also a time to set new goals for the future. From Best Doctors we want to wish you an incredible New Year and help make your goals happen! A recent study conducted by the University of Scranton found that the associating a new goal to a Read more

The HI Profile: Dominic Howard, Best Doctors

Dominic Howard, Best Doctors Europe

Second medical opinions – helping individuals and businesses alike

The number of providers offering second medical opinion services in the UK is on the rise. Emily Perryman (from Health Insurance Daily, UK) spoke to Dominic Howard (pictured), director Europe at Best Doctors, about how the company aims to stay ahead of the competition.

Getting a second medical opinion in the UK has - until now - not been the norm, but a change in people’s mindsets and the advent of online self-diagnosis means it is a rapidly growing phenomenon. In the past couple of years several new companies have launched propositions, and the NHS even has a dedicated section on its website explaining how to get a second opinion. But the brand most associated with second medical opinions continues to be Best Doctors. Dominic Howard, the company’s director for Europe, says it has managed to fight off competition because it has been around for longer Read more