Second Opinions

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Submitted by Linda McGlone

Many people worry that they will upset their treating doctor if they seek a second opinion.

  • How do doctors feel about this
  • How do patients go about seeking a second opinion
  • Does the original doctor get a report on the second opinion or are they left in the dark
  • Why would a doctor recommend a patient seek a second opinion
  • Where is the patient left if the opinion contradicts the first, do you get a third opinion and would this lead to doctor shopping
  • Cautions about doctor shopping