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Memorial Healthwatch Winter 2009

When You Need a Second Opinion

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A second opinion can offer a different perspective, increase your knowledge and help you make decisions about your care. When you seek a second opinion, these basic tips could help.

  • Check with your health insurance provider about coverage and any special procedures for second opinions.
  • Obtain a copy of your medical records and/or have them sent to the second physician.
  • Do research to learn as much as you can about your condition.
  • Prepare a list of questions for your appointment

A diagnosis is often worth a second opinion.

Memorial physicians are committed to putting the patient's needs first. To find a physician specialized in women's health care services, call Memorial Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.