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HomeBlogHow to inform your physician that you are interested in a second opinion?

How to inform your physician that you are interested in a second opinion?

How to inform your physician that you are interested in a second opinion?
Many patients are hesitant when asking their treating doctor for a second opinion. How can this be done while staying on good terms with your physician? 
 
Dr. A. Barak, a paediatrician with a speciality in paediatric pulmonology, recommends that patients address this situation with respect towards the treating physician while at the same time presenting their own wellbeing as the central issue.
 
One should not broach the topic from a place of concern regarding the doctor’s qualification as this may lead to contention.
 
Tell your doctor that you trust him implicitly and that you are sure that he understands the difficulty of your situation. Explain that you are confronting a complex decision and it is important for your peace of mind to be informed of all the available options. 

Dr. A. Barak is Medix' Medical Consultant 
 

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