FEB 21, 2019 09:30 AM PST

Getting A Second Opinion

WRITTEN BY: Abbie Arce
If you have been handed down to her diagnosis from your doctor and you are considering asking for a second opinion, you may be nervous about doing so. It’s true that not every doctor will be comfortable with you asking for someone else to take a look into your condition, and ideas about when it is OK to ask for a second opinion very widely.
If you have a complex or serious heart issue, getting a second opinion may be the best thing to ensure proper care for your condition.
If a second doctor agrees with your previously recommended course of care, it can be greatly reassuring. In the event they disagree, some alternatives are likely to be presented, giving you a better idea of how to proceed. In either case, a second opinion is a good thing.


In the above video doctor and from the Cleveland clinic discusses getting a second opinion.
About the Author
  • Abbie is an AFAA certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with an interest in all things health-science. She has recently graduated with her BS in Applied Sport and Exercise Science from Barry University. Next, she intends to earn an MPH with a focus in Epidemiology.
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