Five reasons to ask for a Second Medical Opinion

Globe made of glass wrapped by a stethoscope

Even when we have complete confidence in our doctor, we can still leave the consultation in doubt, or simply want to make sure that we have looked at every possible option before going ahead with a decision. However, some people worry that that obtaining a second medical opinion means disagreeing with or “going against” your doctor. This could not be further from the case, and here are five reasons why:

1. Doctors do it all the time. Consulting with colleagues or specialists has been a tried and true practice in the medical profession from the very beginning. A Second Medical Opinion simply formalizes this process. 2. You do it all the time. People get second opinions all the time on their cars, homes, dental work or any major decision they are making. A medical condition is arguably much more important, so why should it be any different? 3. A Second Medical Opinion has everyone’s best interests in mind. The objective of a Second Medical Opinion is not meant to catch Read more

Best Doctors: From the inside

Susanna Ashley has been a Member Advocate at Best Doctors since 2012

Best Doctors Member Advocates are key members of our team and are absolutely essential to the world-class second medical opinion process that the organisation provides.

The Members Advocate team is comprised of 73 experienced nurses whose primary focus is to accompany their patients throughout the entire second medical opinion process. Together they provide an outstanding and thorough service to members from over 24 countries including: USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand, among others.

Half American, half German Susanna Ashley moved to Madrid when she began her nursing degree at Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus).

Since 2012 she has been a vital member of the Member Advocate team and is now working as an Assistant Nurse Team Lead, one of the key leaders of the EMEAA Medical Operations Team.

Best Doctors Member Advocates are key members of our team and are absolutely essential to the world-class second medical opinion process that the organisation provides. The Members Advocate team is comprised of 73 experienced nurses whose primary focus is to accompany their patients throughout the entire second medical opinion process. Together they provide an outstanding and thorough service to members from over 24 countries including: USA, Canada, UK, Spain, Holland, Portugal, Australia, and New Zealand, among others. Half American, half German Susanna Ashley moved to Madrid when she began her nursing degree at Saint Louis University (Madrid Campus). Since 2012 she has been Read more

Best Doctors: A Family Affair

Aarya’s father turned to Best Doctors for support, advice and a second medical opinion

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 Read more