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Wall Street Journal Reports on SecondOpinionExpert

Posted On : August 25, 2015,   Time : 8:38 pm

The Wall Street Journal prominently featured SecondOpinionExpert, Inc. in a recent article about the benefits of seeking second medical opinions. The Journal's "Your Health" column included an interview with SecondOpinionExpert's Mark Urman, M.D., Vice President of Physician Relations and Quality Assurance. The article is the second one about SecondOpinionExpert in a major U.S. newspaper in recent months. The Los Angeles Times also featured the company in a recent article. To learn more about the services SecondOpinionExpert provides, visit our website at www.secondopinionexpert.com read more

Los Angeles Times Recommends SecondOpinionExpert

Posted On : May 26, 2015,   Time : 3:04 pm

SecondOpinionExpert was featured prominently in a Los Angeles Times article about how second opinions can save a patient's life. The article focused on several patients who benefited from medical second opinions. One patient, Liza Bernstein, believes her life was saved by obtaining a second opinion after her first doctor suggested she did not need chemotherapy for her breast cancer. Another cancer patient, Thom Mrozek, sought five medical opinions before charting a course to fight the disease.  "By dumb luck, I know people who were able to hook me up with some fantastic doctors," he told the newspaper. In addition to listing SecondOpinionExpert as a resource for obtaining a medical seco read more

Can Second Opinions Help Clarify Some Child Abuse Cases?

Posted On : April 20, 2015,   Time : 9:43 pm

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a rare pediatric disease that can lead to such fragility in joints and bones that children can suffer a dislocation or fracture with very little movement. However, the disease can often be mistaken for child abuse, as was the case with parents in Maine and Texas, GrowingYourBaby.com has reported. Parents were charged with felonies in both instances after their children developed sudden and multiple bone fractures. Boston physician Michael Holick diagnosed both the children with Ehlers-Danos, which can cause extreme elasticity of the skin and flexible joints that are unstable, sometimes leading to read more

Rising Anger Among Consumers, Doctors On Over-utilization And Access To Medical Records

Posted On : March 31, 2015,   Time : 9:41 pm

There is a rising concern -- and anger -- among some patients and members of the medical community over the over-utilization of healthcare services and the difficulty some patients have in accessing their medical records. That’s led to a new movement known as “Right Care, Right Now,” which is being advocated by the Boston-based Lown Institute. The organization drew more than 300 attendees at a recent conference in San Diego, HealthLeaders magazine reported. They included not only doctors frustrated by what they see as over-utilization of healthcare services driven by financial considerations, but patients who say they have difficulty communicating with their providers and even obtaining their most basic medical information. read more

Second Opinions Are Critical In Properly Diagnosing, Treating Cancer

Posted On : March 24, 2015,   Time : 9:49 pm

If you have a diagnosis of cancer, you should get a second opinion. That’s the conclusion of Judy Smith, M.D., chief oncologist for Spectrum Health, one of the largest hospital systems in the Midwest. "When you shop for a car or a house, you visit more than one," Smith recently told the Grand Rapids Press. "With a cancer diagnosis, you need to take a big breath and step back. It is critical you understand your diagnosis, your treatment options and the risks and benefits of each. Getting cancer treated correctly is critical to survival. You don't get a do-over. You have to get it right the first time. You never want to look back and 'what if?” According to Smith, second opinions provide an additi read more