It can show you the right path of treatment and hence, peace of mind.
When you look at a new medical diagnosis, it’s common to feel confused. Making decisions can be very difficult as you navigate through the healthcare system, especially when you need to choose between several treatment options. How do you know you have been diagnosed correctly or are making the right treatment choices?
The treatment guidance can help you in following:
- More treatment options/Information - You get to know about your condition and your options. You are more equipped to make informed decisions that can have long-term consequences.
- Confirm that your diagnosis is appropriate – Have all the appropriate studies and test been completed and interpreted properly? Are there other diagnoses that should be considered?
- Confirm that the recommended treatment is appropriate – Is the treatment plan correct? Is it providing the desired results? Is the treatment plan complete? Have all the treatment alternatives been discussed?
- Compare outcomes of the treatments you are offered – The treatment guidance will ensure that you have been diagnosed appropriately and that you will receive the most appropriate and optimal treatment plan. A second opinion may recommend treatments that may eliminate the need for unnecessary invasive procedures or surgery.
“Getting the treatment guidance for conditions that significantly affect your quality of life, such as asthma or a knee injury, can ensure you have been diagnosed appropriately, are getting the optimal treatment, and it could you save you time and money.”
In some cases, the opinion provided by another physician may agree with the diagnosis and treatment identified by your physician. This can provide you with significant reassurance, peace of mind and confidence that you are making the best choice for your health.