WHAT IS Second Medical Opinion
Second Medical Opinion is an empowering method given to patients and doctors alike, to ratify their diagnosis, review the treatment advised and recommendations on treatment offered. It can offer insights on additional treatment options.
HOW IT WORKS?
Let us call you on Mobile number or Email Id or meet us Or We will send our doctor at your place for case discussion. Or We guide you step by step
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Discussion with our In-house doctors
Submit relevant medical documents
Second Medical Opinion
USA & UK
Second opinion is a decision-support tool for ratification or modification of a suggested treatment, by another physician.
Create an account and tell us your situation.
Email your medical records
An expert from Foreign OPD will review your medical information.
We’ll send you and your local physician notification
Why get second medical opinion from
Foreign OPD ?
Foreign OPD is India’s first and only medical health brand that enables face2face™ second opinion consultations with international and Indian medical experts here! At Foreign OPD we are disrupting the second opinion market in India by collaborating with leading medical experts from across the globe in order to bring world class second opinion expertise to Indian patients and patrons. We have 25 clinical sub-specialties including Oncology, Cardiology and Neurology and have partnered with some of the leading names in the industry. Currently we have about 100 international doctors from the top fraternities in UK & US with us and have a stellar network of 150 + best of the doctors across India.
Headed by Dr. Inder Maurya (MD- Emergency Medicine, ECFMG Cert. USA, Ex Senior Resident SGPGIMS Lucknow), a dynamic leader, who understands the pulse of the Indian Healthcare market and empathises with its current systemic gaps, Foreign OPD™ is focussed at assuming a supportive role in the industry. Having the cutting edge USP of collaborating, arranging, expediting, face2face™ second opinions from well-known international medical facilities and professionals, Foreign OPD will soon reach out to the nook and corner of India, bringing world class medical services to Indian patients
We have a speedy process of applying for an appointment or getting a consultation. Once we collect your records, we schedule an appointment with our Foreign Consultant and date and time is informed to you shortly.
Foreign OPD has access to the latest innovations, data security, and the world’s best clinical care advisers.
TOP 4 REASONS TO GET A SECOND OPINION
- 1People make mistakes every day, and doctors are not immune to this fact. What’s more, some doctors are more conservative while others tend to be more aggressive. So, their findings and recommendations can vary dramatically. For this reason, more and more patients are getting second opinions after a diagnosis. Whether your doctor recommends surgery, makes a cancer diagnosis or identifies a rare disease, there are many benefits to getting a second opinion. These benefits include everything from peace of mind and confirmation, to a new diagnosis or a different treatment plan.
- 2Even if your second opinion just confirms what you already know, it can still be beneficial. Afterwards, you will know that you have done everything you can to ensure that you have the correct diagnosis and a treatment plan that feels right to you. A second opinion also can offer insight into additional treatment options that the first doctor may not have mentioned. As a result, you become more informed about what is available to you and can make an educated decision about your healthcare and your treatment plan.
- 3A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that as many as 88 percent of patients looking for a second opinion will leave the office with a new or refined diagnosis. Meanwhile, 21 percent of the people will leave with a “distinctly different” diagnosis. Conversely, the study, which was published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, discovered that 12 percent of patients will learn that the original diagnosis was correct. This means that one out of every five patients they saw was incorrectly diagnosed. During the study, researchers reviewed records of 286 patients referred from primary care physicians to Mayo Clinic’s General Internal Medicine Division in Rochester. The study took place from the beginning of 2009 to the end of 2010. The factors that motivated people to get second opinions included getting confirmation of their diagnosis, being dissatisfied with a consultation, wanting more information, and dealing with persistent symptoms.
- 4A study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say that medical errors should rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States, further supporting the need for second opinions. In their study, they estimated that more than 250,000 Americans die each year from medical errors, making errors the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer. But they claim these errors are not accurately documented by the Centers for Disease Control.
Your Right to Second Medical Opinion
Second Medical Opinion is not just a good idea, it is an essential one. It has the power to make a difference between life and death. If our loved ones have been diagnosed with a serious disease and are provided various preoperative and postoperative treatment options, expert second opinion can assist us in navigating through the confusing and expensive medical treatment process. The Government of India, has been supportive in healthcare through its social scheme like Ayushman Bharat and making second opinion as the patient’s right one among the 17 charter rights of patients published by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Now the Indian patient-doctor ecosystem are empowered with a powerful tool to narrow down the systemic gaps and give a better diagnosis while nullifying the errors as much as possible. We must know that second medical opinion is our constitutional right that – Doctors and the hospitals must respect. And in case you choose to come back to the first hospital after getting your second opinion, the hospital still cannot compromise on the quality of healthcare services. So, go ahead and claim your right to the right treatment!
Access to over 300 highly skilled physicians spanning across 90+ specialties, handpicked by our expert panel of medical professionals
We provide expert second medical opinion
We bring world class doctors and surgeons at your doorstep
We specialize in bringing the best of British, European and American doctors
We save your time and money which you could spend on getting the solution to your problem.
We have consortium of all doctors from various medical specialties and subspecialty
You can initiate a second opinion online through our website at any time. To begin, please create an account.
Alternatively, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our care team will help guide you through the process of starting a second opinion.
Currently, most health plans do not cover online second opinions or consultations, so patients are responsible for the cost of the second opinion. Foreign OPD cannot file a claim with your insurance carrier, nor can we provide a procedure (CPT) code for this service.
We do our best to deliver your written second opinion as quickly as possible. However, the timeline can be variable based on availability of the specialist best suited to review your case. On average, once your medical records are received, you can expect to receive your second opinion within two weeks.
Our Care Team will then collect your records from your home. If you live in India and already have all of your medical records on hand, you can send them directly to our Care Team, which will decrease the time for your consultation.
Once you initiate a case, you may upload medical records by navigating to the message center tab and clicking on “Attach Document”. If you have difficulty, our Care Coordinators can help you upload records. Reach out to your personal care coordinator via the message center in your case, or call.
If you need assistance translating medical records, Foreign OPD has translation services that may be available to you. For more information, please provide your name, phone number, email address and the language your documents are currently in for adult cases.
After carefully reviewing your second opinion request and medical records, our experienced team will determine which Foreign OPD physician specialist is most appropriate to handle your online second opinion case. You may request a particular physician, Foreign OPD will try to accommodate that request, but we cannot guarantee that specialist will be assigned to your case.
Foreign OPD are strongly committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our patients. The Grand Rounds online portal meets all federal requirements for protecting personal health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In addition, Foreign OPD does not store any credit card information in their system. All financial transactions are processed by Grand Rounds securely using industry standard payment processing tools.