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
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
By Pete Nieves
“It’s easy for a company to say that they operate based on a valuable mission, but how many companies actually do, and are then repeatedly recognized for it?”
What are the possibilities when a mission drives a company? It’s a question that all great brands must ask and prioritize. Over the past several months, Teladoc and Best Doctors have been committed to unifying our business in light of a shared mission – to provide a new and better healthcare experience. For some companies, an acquisition can be laden with major hurdles to growth, but when there is top down alignment, a focus on the mission, and a true passion to make it a reality, incredible results can be achieved.
At Teladoc, we’ve recently had the great fortune of receiving Read more