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How should I prepare for a second opinion?

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To get the most out of your visit with your second doctor:

  • Research and learn more about your medical problem and its treatments.
  • Write down the concerns that prompted you to get a second opinion so you can discuss them with the second doctor.
  • Bring a list of questions to your appointment. These might include:
  • What are my options?
  • What are the benefits and risks of my options?
  • What happens if I choose to wait and not get treatment now?
  • When do I need to make my choice?

From: Second Opinions WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 07, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/07/2018

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 Neil Lava on October 07, 2018

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 Neil Lava on October 07, 2018

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