Best Doctors: A Family Affair

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The good health of our families and loved ones is extremely important to us but ever the more is that of our children.

In honour of Universal Children’s Day 2016, celebrated every year on the 20th of November, Best Doctors would like to take a moment to reflect on the excellent work our international team of experts does for our member’s families and young ones.

The Best Doctors second opinion services are available for not only the insurance policy holder but his or her family members as well*. Peace of mind promotes a healthier lifestyle and our network of doctors is here to assist.

17% of second medical opinions conducted with Best Doctors results in a rediagnosis and 35% of patients are recommended an alternative course of treatment. Our youngest members are also a true testament to the benefits of Best Doctors’ services.

The good health of our families and loved ones is extremely important to us but ever the more is that of our children.

In honour of Universal Children’s Day 2016, celebrated every year on the 20th of November, Best Doctors would like to take a moment to reflect on the excellent work our international team of experts does for our member’s families and young ones.

The Best Doctors second opinion services are available for not only the insurance policy holder but his or her family members as well*. Peace of mind promotes a healthier lifestyle and our network of doctors is here to assist.

17% of second medical opinions conducted with Best Doctors results in a rediagnosis and 35% of patients are recommended an alternative course of treatment. Our youngest members are also a true testament to the benefits of Best Doctors’ services.

Member Story

In the summer of 2015, Gaurav contacted Best Doctors on behalf of his three year old daughter Aarya who was showing worrying blood test results at follow up appointments after a period of hospitalisation at the beginning of the year.

The story that follows is told by Aarya’s father and Brenna, the Best Doctors nurse who managed the case.

My daughter Aarya aged 3 was hospitalised in early 2015 after suffering from multiple seizures post flu, and treated for viral meningitis. This traumatic experience was exacerbated when, 6 days later she was admitted again for post-meningitis symptoms. Although she was discharged from the hospital, she showed several mood swings and reduced affection, and whilst her behavioural symptoms improved over the next two to three months, follow ups with the hospital raised another anomaly in her blood tests. She had an elevated red blood cell count which was several times over the maximum limit. As parents of a young child, this was very concerning. Several other tests were conducted to rule out any misdiagnosis, but all results indicated Viral Meningitis. It was at this point that I wanted to acquire an expert second opinion for my daughter’s medical condition.

Thanks to my insurance policy I approached Best Doctors and provided them with the details. Right from the outset the process was clearly explained and a regular follow-ups and updates were provided on the case.

Best Doctors handled my daughter’s case with utmost sincerity and a detailed evaluation was provided from an expert doctor that satisfied our concerns.

I am much more confident now that the treatment my daughter received at the hospital and the conclusions that the doctors provided have been confirmed by Best Doctors. This gives me immense confidence that my daughter has recovered totally and that I can rely on Best Doctors in the future for any expert second medical opinions.

As a parent, I would definitely recommend using the Best Doctors service especially in a case where the diagnosis is not conclusive or you would like to get a second opinion on the treatment suggested.

Best Doctors Nurse’s Story

Brenna, the Best Doctors nurse who managed the case was there to support and assist Aarya and her parents every step of the way.

Nurse

When we conduct the intake with our members, we work with them to ensure that they can formulate all of the questions that they would like our experts to answer. Aarya’s parents wanted to find out if their daughter had a genetic condition which had caused the elevated platelet levels, and if any further testing or surveillance was needed. They were also concerned about her behavioural symptoms, appetite and immunity following the episode of viral meningitis, and were keen to find out If this should be of concern.

Having reviewed all of Aarya’s medical records and case history, the Best Doctors expert explained that a high red blood cell count is a common consequence of an acute infection such as meningitis and that the behavioural and appetite changes that they had noticed were not uncommon for a girl of her age, particularly one who has recently been through a serious illness. He explained that her tests did not indicate any immune deficiencies, and that a well-balanced diet would ensure that she continues to grow and develop as expected.

*Consult your personal policy for eligibility details.

This is a real Best Doctors case. In order to respect and maintain the patient’s privacy, personal details have been modified. Photographs are used for illustrative purposes only. A second medical opinion is not intended to substitute professional medical advice or provide a medical diagnosis or therapeutic recommendations on its own and the outcome does not represent or guarantee that anyone will obtain a similar result, as the case will vary depending, among other circumstances, on the information provided to Best Doctors. It is prohibited to copy, use or publish the content or parts of the content of this case story without the express permission of Best Doctors. Best Doctors and the star-in-cross logo are trademarks of Best Doctors, Inc., in the United States and in other countries, and are used under license. All rights reserved © 2016.

 

 

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