Second Medical Opinions, Actively Helping Save Lives

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There are many barriers to diagnostic accuracy, like time pressures on physicians, availability of specialists and fragmented care.

That’s why it’s crucial for patients to find the doctor who is right for them and their condition. Some of the characteristics often shared by best physicians are: Board-certified and up-to-date on the latest medical research. Published in prominent medical journals. Affiliated with centers of excellence in the medical world. Recognized by other physicians for their expertise in a specialty. Open to partnering with other physicians to best serve their patients. Best Doctors has an unparalleled process that enables us to allow only the best minds in medicine to consult on our cases. We start by asking, “If you or a Read more

Five reasons to ask for a Second Medical Opinion

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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

Over 25,000 ways to be sure

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As Best Doctors EMEAA reaches over 25,000 cases, we take a moment to reflect on what getting a second medical opinion really means for patients, their loved ones and their doctors.

Offering access to expert second medical opinions and advice for over 30 million people around the world and in more than 100 countries, Best Doctors understands what it means to be facing a medical condition. We know what questions can arise, the doubts that people struggle with. Yet while no two cases are the same, we have one thing in common: we all want to be sure. When it comes to our health, being sure can mean different things: A definitive diagnosis for our symptoms Confirmation that we are following the right treatment plan Reassurance that we are in the best hands with our Read more