Some reasons why you may seek a second opinion include:
Diagnons of a Serious Condition
Ensuring that a serious condition is the correct diagnosis can offer you peace of mind as well as ensure that the correct treatment regimen is being followed.
When Surgery is Recommended
There are risks, possible complications and recovery time associated with surgery. A second opinion with us may confirm that surgery is the correct option or you learn that the condition may not require surgical treatment after all.
Multiple Treatment Options
If you are faced with many treatment options for your problem, it can be difficult to evaluate each option for its risks and benefits and to establish which is best for your individual situation. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, we will take the time to educate you about each option to be sure that you are confident in the option you choose.
Conditions Requiring a Specialist
If your Primary Care Physician or someone else has diagnosed an OB/GYN problem, he or she may not be aware of all of the latest available treatment options. If you are in this situation, it may be a good idea to consult an expert OB/GYN physician at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville to ensure that the proper diagnosis and treatment plan has been established for you. By the end of your visit, we will be sure that you have a complete understanding of your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Some doctors refuse to use specific types of treatments on certain conditions, either because they are unfamiliar with the procedure or because they are unaware of advancements that have been made previously. A specialist may be more familiar with treatments or be more up to date on research. A second opinion may show that the treatment will work, or confirm that it is not the proper treatment needed.
If Your Symptoms or Problem Recur
Recurrence of a disease or symptoms can be frustrating. This does not mean that the original treatment was incorrect, but a second opinion from another physician may identify overlooked components of your problem. It may also confirm that the original therapy was correct. At Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville, we feel privileged to share our expertise and offer these second opinion evaluations for patients.
A Difficult to Diagnose Issue
Sometimes the definitive cause of symptoms may be difficult to explain or discover. If you are experiencing this situation, an expert second opinion from us may be helpful in determining the cause or, at least, help alleviate the symptoms.
If You Are Uncomfortable With a Diagnosis Or Treatment Plan
If you are unclear about a diagnosis or uncomfortable with a treatment plan provided by another physician, a second opinion evaluation with us may discover a different diagnosis for the cause of your problem, allow you to better understand your diagnosis and possibly create a different treatment plan. Whatever the outcome of this evaluation, we will be sure that you leave with an excellent understanding of the diagnosis and your treatment options.
Dedication, communication, education, and trust are key elements that guide patient care at Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville. We strive to be your most trusted healthcare partner.