When To Get A Second Opinion
Asking for a second opinion is the standard for many important healthcare decisions including orthopedic care. When navigating a new diagnosis or addressing a chronic condition, getting a second opinion can give you options you didn’t realize you had.
When To Get A Medical Second Opinion?
Seeking a second opinion is a good idea if:
- You’ve been told your treatment options are invasive or high-risk, like surgery.
- You feel uncomfortable about a diagnosis or recommended treatment plan from a doctor.
- You aren’t satisfied with your current treatment plan.
- You felt rushed through a doctor’s appointment or unheard.
Some of the most common medical conditions we review include:
Frequently Ask Questions About Getting a Medical Second Opinion
It’s not uncommon for people to worry about offending their first doctor’s feelings, especially if they have to ask them to share medical records, imaging, and other test results. While we can’t guarantee someone won’t get offended, it’s highly unlikely.
Concerns about hurting your doctor’s feelings should not stop you from getting the best medical opinion and treatment for your injury or condition. Knowing all of your options can help you better align your treatment with your personal goals and make an informed decision.
It depends on your particular case, which is why before scheduling an appointment with a Regenexx physician, we encourage potential patients to talk to one of our Regenerative Medicine Consultants. Our team is committed to helping you know all of your treatment options.
If you are ready to take the next step, please complete the form below and let us know when we can talk one-on-one about what you’re experiencing. After talking through your case and answering any questions you have, your Regenerative Medicine Consultant will help match you to the specialist who is right for your specific needs and schedule your Second Opinion appointment with that Regenexx physician.
Schedule A Call To Discuss If Getting A Second Opinion Is Right For You
Please complete the form below and let us know when we can talk one-on-one about what you’re experiencing.