The Importance of Second Opinions

Second opinions may leave a patient feeling confused and overwhelmed, but wouldn’t you rather have more than one viewpoint about your health? When it comes to invasive surgery, or any kind of surgery for that matter, it is important to get the most information you can. The surgeons at ONE Brain and Spine Center respectfully understand the importance of second opinions and will take new patients looking for further analysis.
Dr. Burak Ozgur carefully examine and review every patient’s records to better diagnose and treat brain and spine conditions. Residents of Irvine and surrounding California areas can conveniently seek assistance from our staff and get on the road to recovery and a better quality of life.
Not only can confusion arise, patients may feel uncomfortable and awkward. The last thing a person wants to do is upset their primary care physician. On the other end, the last thing your doctor will do is refuse your decision. If your doctor is professional and respectable, they will understand your want for further details and treatment options.
Another thing to keep in mind when seeking another doctor’s opinion, is knowing if there is another provider accepted in your insurance network. Often times, health insurances will have more than one specialist that is accepted. Do keep in mind, though, that seeing another doctor within the same specialty office as your primary will more than likely give you the same results. Doctors who work together normally consult with one another and have the same opinions.
Being honest with your doctor is very important. With that being said, as a patient, you should expect the same honesty from your doctor to you. Your doctor is typically never going to lie to you. If they tell you that everything is fine, and at the end of it, you don’t feel fine, you should definitely start looking for another viewpoint. With so many forms of medicine (western and eastern) that patients are using to treat their medical conditions, it won’t hurt to find out what other doctors think about your situation.
The doctors at ONE Brain and Spine Center respect everyone’s opinion when it comes to the health and safety of each patient. Call and schedule an appointment with a doctor if you desire the opinion of one of the neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeons in the facility.
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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