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When to Get a Second Opinion: Advice from Central Florida Internal Medicine Practitioners

Getting a second opinion can be nerve-racking for many patients. It’s often easier to agree with your doctor and go along his course of action. Plus, many patients fear that seeking a second opinion will negatively influence the relationship with their first doctor.

Believe it or not, many doctors actually encourage getting a second opinion. Having a second set of eyes look over a case is generally beneficial to patients. The second doctor will either confirm the first doctor’s opinion, making the patient confident in the prescribed course of action, or provide more or different options for the patient. Here are some instances when seeking a second opinion is a good idea:

In any of these circumstances seeking a second opinion is a good idea and will not hurt your doctors feelings.

Are you in need of a second opinion? Set up an appointment with a Central Florida internal medicine practitioner today!

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