How To Locate A Doctor For A Second Opinion
If you have a type of insurance plan that allows you to use any doctor, or if you are uninsured, you can locate a doctor for a second opinion through:
- Your primary care physician
- Health professionals
- Medical schools
- Disease specific nonprofit organizations
- Support groups
- Family and friends
- The Internet
If you are restricted by your insurance policy as to the doctors you can see, look to the insurer to help you locate a specialist for a second opinon. If you're not satisfied with the permitted doctors, negotiate for more choice.
If you cannot find an appropriate doctor in your area, consider traveling to a medical center and seeing a specialist there.
NOTE: If you have your health insurance through your employer, check to see if your employer has a program to help you find an appropriate doctor for a second opinion.