Second Opinion

Second Opinion Specialist
When you get a medical diagnosis that doesn’t seem right to you, you’re not obligated to follow through with it. Instead, you can get a second opinion to see if the initial diagnosis was correct or not. David Ramin, MD offers second opinions for patients in Beverly Hills, California who have doubts or concerns about their initial diagnosis.

Second Opinion Q & A

When should I get a second opinion?

You should get a second opinion if you’re not sure about the diagnosis another doctor made. Whether you have concerns about the diagnosis of an illness or injury, it’s important to make sure it’s accurate before you agree to any treatments. Dr. Ramin can provide you with a second opinion, which you can then compare to your initial diagnosis. In some cases, both diagnoses will be the same, but it’s also possible to get a different result from a second opinion. Dr. Ramin might find that the initial diagnosis was wrong or that you have a different medical problem instead.

Do I have to tell my doctor that I want a second opinion?

You should let your doctor know that you’re seeking a second opinion. That keeps the lines of communication open between you and your doctor and makes it easier to get a copy of your medical records and test results to show Dr. Ramin.

How do I ask for a second opinion?

You just have to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ramin and briefly explain why you’re seeking a second opinion. If you’re feeling nervous or awkward about it, keep in mind that getting a second opinion is fairly common. Dr. Ramin will provide you with a second opinion to help ensure that you receive an accurate diagnosis and follow an effective treatment plan.

What do I need to bring with me?

When you come in for a second opinion, you should bring your results with you from your initial diagnosis. You should also bring any test results you have, such as X-rays or blood tests. Dr. Ramin takes these into consideration when he provides you with a second opinion on your condition.

What should I do after a second opinion?

It depends on the results you get from both opinions. Getting the same results indicates that you have an accurate diagnosis and should consider following the recommended treatment plan. If the results don’t match up, you’ll need to go over both results and weigh the pros and cons of each. You can discuss your results in depth with Dr. Ramin, which can help you understand why there was a difference of opinion.

If you need a second opinion, please contact David Ramin, MD to schedule an appointment.

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