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How do I find a doctor to give a second opinion?

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  • Ask your current doctor to suggest a name of a doctor or a hospital. It’s a common request.
  • Look up your state or local medical society.
  • Check the web site of an area hospital for experts who treat cases like yours.
  • Ask friends and family for names of people who may have faced something similar.

From: Second Opinions WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES

Medicare.gov: “Getting a second opinion before surgery.”

Office on Women’s Health: “How to get a second opinion.”

Davidov, T. , December 2010. Surgery

Matasar, M.J. , January 2012. Annals of Oncology

American Medical Association Family Medical Guide , 4 edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2004. th

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 17, 2019

SOURCES

Medicare.gov: “Getting a second opinion before surgery.”

Office on Women’s Health: “How to get a second opinion.”

Davidov, T. , December 2010. Surgery

Matasar, M.J. , January 2012. Annals of Oncology

American Medical Association Family Medical Guide , 4 edition, John Wiley & Sons, 2004. th

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 17, 2019

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