922 – Getting a Second Opinion

Greg: Where are you going?

Anne: I’m going to see another doctor to get a second opinion. My doctor diagnosed me with a serious medical condition and I don’t want to take it at face value.

Greg: You’re second-guessing your doctor?

Anne: No, I just want to make sure he’s right. He’s also recommending a conservative treatment for this condition, and if I really have it, I want to be more aggressive.

Greg: Doesn’t your doctor mind that you’re getting a second opinion?

Anne: No, he even gave me a recommendation for another specialist.

Greg: What’s all of that?

Anne: This is a complete set of my records along with my test results. I’m hoping he’ll have a fresh perspective when he looks at all of it and my patient history.

Greg: What are you hoping he’ll find?

Anne: The best-case scenario is that he’ll find that my doctor was wrong and that I don’t really have this condition.

Greg: If he tells you that, wouldn’t you be dubious? You’ll have one doctor telling you that you have it and one telling you that you don’t.

Anne: Then, it would be time for a third opinion.

922 – Getting a Second Opinion

Greg: Where are you going?

Anne: I’m going to see another doctor to get a second opinion. My doctor diagnosed me with a serious medical condition and I don’t want to take it at face value.

Greg: You’re second-guessing your doctor?

Anne: No, I just want to make sure he’s right. He’s also recommending a conservative treatment for this condition, and if I really have it, I want to be more aggressive.

Greg: Doesn’t your doctor mind that you’re getting a second opinion?

Anne: No, he even gave me a recommendation for another specialist.

Greg: What’s all of that?

Anne: This is a complete set of my records along with my test results. I’m hoping he’ll have a fresh perspective when he looks at all of it and my patient history.

Greg: What are you hoping he’ll find?

Anne: The best-case scenario is that he’ll find that my doctor was wrong and that I don’t really have this condition.

Greg: If he tells you that, wouldn’t you be dubious? You’ll have one doctor telling you that you have it and one telling you that you don’t.

Anne: Then, it would be time for a third opinion.