World Mental Health Day: Why it’s important for employers to support mental health

Mental health

On the 10th of October countries around the world will come together to support the efforts of World Mental Health day.

Mental illness remains among the most stigmatized of health conditions. According to the World Health Organisation, 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by a mental or neurological disorder during their lifetime. There are currently 450 million people worldwide suffering from a mental health condition, making mental health one of the leading causes of global disability. More than 33% of countries worldwide allocated less than an astounding 1% of their total health budget to mental health. In addition, another 33% of countries only allocate a total of 1% of their budget to health of the mind. Despite these 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

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