Further evaluation to confirm primary diagnosis or recommended treatment

Just as we encourage second opinions when appropriate, we offer second opinions, too. You may be personally looking for a second opinion about your diagnosis or your current provider may recommend a second opinion to help confirm a diagnosis or course of treatment. These consultations usually seek the expertise of another clinician to corroborate a challenging aspect of a case.

During this evaluation, we will ask for a detailed history and will review your current records. A telephone consultation with the current provider is also required to clarify the reasons or goals of the second opinion. The findings and impressions of the second opinion are usually shared with both the patient and the referring provider, with the patient’s consent.