Even More Reasons To Secure a Second Opinion for Medical Care
You have nothing if you don’t have your health. It is your most valuable asset, and you have every right to protect it as best as possible. When an accident occurs, you may be scared, stressed, tired, and frustrated. And, it can be tempting to take the first bit of advice you receive regarding your medical care. After all, you have probably never dealt with these types of injuries before. However, it’s important to seek a second opinion. This can either confirm the first doctor’s advice or provide additional options for treatment that you want to consider.
Two Doctors Are Better Than One
Doctors are medical professionals who use their experience and expertise to treat and craft long-term treatment plans for their patients. That said, each doctor has different experiences and different medical philosophies. Seeking two opinions makes it possible to compare different options and determine the best fit for your needs.
Two Opinions = Two Options
But that doesn’t mean it’s an either/or proposition. Patients who receive a second opinion often seek to blend medical care recommendations into a single, unified strategy. The “best of both worlds” approach can significantly improve patient outcomes. The key to success is to develop a plan where the treatments received won’t contradict one another and will achieve the desired recovery.
Ignore Missives From the Insurance Provider
Insurance providers often discourage accident victims from seeking second opinions. They may hem and haw, bellow and wail, but you have every right to pursue a second opinion for your medical care in Colorado. It doesn’t matter whether the doctor is in-network, out of network, or on the insurer’s approved list of experts. If you locate a specialist that treats your injuries and can restore your health, schedule an examination and consultation.
Don’t Give Up
Suppose you’re dealing with significant personal injuries such as loss of mobility, loss of limb function, amputation, paralysis, etc. In that case, it’s important to continue exploring treatment options until you find the most effective option to restore your health. If you’re not satisfied with a 2nd, 3rd, or even 4th opinion, keep searching until you’re satisfied you’ve explored all potential treatment options.
Are you hitting brick walls in your pursuit of medical care? Contact the team at Sloat, Nicholson & Hoover, P.C. to learn more about the strategies we recommend for clients pursuing medical treatment following an injury-causing accident.
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