Take no chances
If you're thinking about getting a second opinion, don’t hesitate. Very few decisions have to be made on the spot. You have to think about them, and consider your options. You should absolutely feel comfortable in saying, ‘I am not sure what I need to do, I think I need a second opinion.’
Here are some tips for getting a second opinion:
Get a second opinion if your treatment is toxic, invasive or lifelong (say, a cholesterol-lowering statin drug). You might go to another doctor who might tells you to exercise and lose weight, so you would not need to go on the drug.
You need to make sure your second opinion has no relation to your first doctor, friends and colleagues will not contradict each other.
The second opinion is not always the one that’s right. What you are looking for is a confirming opinion. You are looking for two opinions to say the same thing.
Know Your Options
Second opinions are fairly routine. They bring peace of mind and encourage patient engagement.
As a patient you want to know:
- Whether or not you are given a correct diagnosis
- If you are on the optimum treatment plan
If you are looking for a second opinion from a specialist overseas, Gate To Wellness can direct you to renowned practitioners worldwide. Second Opinion is a service we may offer remotely depending on the case and the evaluating doctor, you may stay in Qatar and receive advice via email or phone.
Gate To Wellness,
Salwa Road, Ramada Junction
P.O. Box: 4129,
Doha – Qatar
Sunday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Excluding public holidays
Phone : +(974) 4428 1544, +(974) 3374 2874
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Skype : gatetowellness