Second medical Opinion leads to changes in course of treatment in 37% of patients and change in diagnosis in 15% of them based on a study involving around 7000 patients done in the USA.
Medical knowledge and practices keep on evolving. Clinical trials, investigational procedures and newer therapies continue to change the practice of medicine worldwide. Similarly, professional expertise, personal biases and geographical limitations all play a role in the medical opinion rendered by the physician. Hence, getting a Medical Second Opinion can provide you with another look at current medical conditions and possible treatment options! Even if no new options are offered, it provides you with Peace of Mind!
When should I seek a Second Medical Opinion?
Second Medical Opinion is recommended any time you were given a diagnosis that may have serious implications. Examples include diagnosis of life changing illnesses; being prescribed medications that have serious side effects; need for surgery or costly procedures that are not covered by insurance.
Second Medical Opinion also helps in cases where diagnosis is not provided while you know that something is clearly going on.
Would I put my relationship with my Doctor at Risk?
It is not unusual for patients to forgo a second opinion for the fear of insulting their physician. But that should not be the case. Based on statistics provided, more than one third of patients change their treatment after having a second opinion! In addition, second opinions are part of medical practice, and physicians curbside or discuss cases with colleagues all the time! Don’t you deserve that chance?
Can I Get it from South Africa ?
You can easily get an Online Second Medical opinion from a US based reputable practicing Specialists from anywhere in the world including South Africa using our secure Telehealth platform. We have a simple Second Medical Opinion Form that you fill to the best of your knowledge. Upon submission, our team will review it and send it to our panel of experienced Online Doctors who will provide you with an objective independent Expert Medical Opinion.
How Do I prepare for it?
It is relatively simple. You gather whatever relevant records are available and send it to MyUSADr. Online. This could be securely uploaded online or sent via messaging.Our US Medical Expert reviews the records and provides you with a detailed report addressing your concerns. If the US medical Specialist has any questions or needs additional data, then he/ she will ask you for it.
What are the Costs?
Second Medical Opinion costs a total of $325. Initial fee of $125 is paid upon submission and initiation of Online Doctor review. A $200 final fee payment will be due upon completion of MyUSADr. Report by US Doctor. Video meeting telehealth options with the reviewing Specialist are available after report completion is done for an extra $125. You can submit our receipts to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement.
Can MyUSADr. arrange for treatments in the USA?
Yes, we can! Many South African patients carry health insurance plans with International coverage. If you do, then having an Online consultation with our Medical Experts can be very beneficial by allowing you the option to pursue treatments in the USA if needed. MyUSADr. Specialists have affiliations with Major centers in the South Florida area. If requested, we will be able to arrange for your treatment, which is covered by your health insurance, by our Specialists at the appropriate medical center. You also have the option of paying out of pocket based on an offered fee plan tailored to your planned medical treatment.
What Do I do if the Two Diagnoses are Significantly Different?
It means you Did the Right Thing! When the Second Opinion led to more questions than answers, then something is not clear and further investigation is warranted. Some people pursue a Third opinion. Ultimately, it is your Health we are talking about. It is well known that patients have better Outcomes when they go into treatment with confidence. So, these opinions in one way or another will shed more light on your condition and ultimately prepare you better for the Treatment path you Choose to pursue.
Critical Questions to Ask your Doctor:
1- What is my Diagnosis?
2- What more can you tell me about The Disease?
3- What is the Status of my Disease?
4- Is my disease Treatable or Curable?
5- What is my Prognosis?
6- What is the Goal of Treatment?
7- What are my Treatment Option?
8- Do you Agree with my previous Doctor’s Treatment?
9- Where should I get Treatment and Why?
10- What would be my Quality of Life with the Proposed Treatment?
A Critical Question to Ask Yourself: Do I understand my medical condition and believe that I am making an informed decision regarding My treatment?
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