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Why You Should Consider a Second Medical Opinion

Doctor and PatientWhen you’re facing a new medical diagnosis, it’s common to feel confused. Making decisions can be very difficult as you navigate the healthcare system, especially when you need to choose between several treatment options. How do you know you have been diagnosed correctly or are making the right treatment choices?

It makes sense to get a second opinion when you face a medical condition that is life-changing or even life-threatening, says Jonathan Schaffer, MD, MBA, orthopaedic surgeon and Managing Director of the MyConsult® Online Medical Second Opinion program.

According to Dr. Schaffer, there are many reasons why a second opinion can help you make the best decisions for your health.