Opinions - everyone has one. My psychiatrist told me I'm going crazy. I told him .... If you don't mind I'd like a second opinion. He said .... Alright.... you're ugly too! - Rodney Dangerfield. But let's get serious.
From docs online and rankings, ratings and lists including Best Hospitals and Doctor Ratings to commentary from the extensive blogs covering the world of health and medicine, it's all here!
And what about those medical myths...what's your take? Then again, you may simply want to obtain that second opinion. Technology has changed our lives drastically. Just about everything can be done online these days from shopping, dating and working to even consulting a doctor thousands of miles away.
Maintaining a Healthy Balance of "Fair and Balanced"
Not all opinions are created equal. So why do news media so often go out of their way to place those hocking scientifically unsupported fringe beliefs on the same footing as those espousing the near unanimity of the scientific community?
Would Money for Mars Be Better Spent on Earth?
Mars is more popular than ever, with pie-in-the-sky talk of manned missions within our lifetime. But such aspirations don't come cheap. Should we really be throwing money into space when there's so much good it could do on the ground?
1st & 2nd Medical Opinions
Only 40% of clinical diagnoses as the cause of death are confirmed by pathology at autopsy. Therefore, doctors tend to be wrong more than half of the time, yet never in doubt.
Best Doctors provides an innovative employee health benefit that is improving the quality and cost of healthcare. When faced with important medical decisions, Best Doctors members have access to world-class medical expertise, so they can be absolutely sure they have the right diagnosis and the right treatment.
CancerOpinions.com is the leader in cancer second opinions. We are a network of elite cancer specialists hand-picked from across the United States to deliver expert cancer guidance to cancer patients who otherwise would not have access to this level of expert care.
Second opinion on back pain can be an excellent tool in a patient''s treatment arsenal. A fresh viewpoint can help to make an accurate diagnosis of the actual condition causing the pain. If at all possible, every patient should get at least 2 medical opinions before beginning ANY treatment for back pain.
Dartmouth Atlas Project
For more than 20 years, the Dartmouth Atlas Project has documented glaring variations in how medical resources are distributed and used in the United States. The project uses Medicare data to provide information and analysis about national, regional, and local markets, as well as hospitals and their affiliated physicians. This research has helped policymakers, the media, health care analysts and others improve their understanding of our health care system and forms the foundation for many of the ongoing efforts to improve health and health systems across America.
Debate.org is a free online community and social networking site dedicated to people who like to debate online and read the opinions of others.
People are often treated well by their standard physicians—that is, as long as the medical issues they experience are general in nature. The problem occurs when people need to see a specialist. What if they have a particular form of pancreatic cancer, or a highly unusual back problem? When this happens, people may get the right diagnosis—but are they getting the right treatment, the kind informed by state-of-the-art care and technology?
Unbiased facts. Informed opinions. Our mission is to provide accurate, accessible information about health care to the public, practitioners, journalists, students, managers and policy makers; to be a forum for thoughtful deliberation about Canada’s health care systems; and to increase the frequency with which health system leaders use evidence and informed public input when making policy and management decisions.
IMEDVIEW, Inc. offers an expansive array of services, including, but not limited to: Independent Medical Examinations (also referred to as an IME, second opinion evaluations, third party exams), disability examinations, physicals, return to work evaluations, record reviews, peer reviews and diagnostic film reviews. All IME and Medical review findings are documented through our distinguished narrative medical reports.
Johns Hopkins International
Johns Hopkins Medicine International's remote medical second opinion program allows you to consult with a Johns Hopkins specialist without getting on a plane to confirm your diagnosis, review your current treatment plan and discuss possible treatments at Johns Hopkins.
Are you concerned about the healthcare you or someone you know is receiving or received in the past? If your care was not appropriate and it caused injury, our team of physicians can provide a free review.
Medical Assessment and Consultation
Medical Assessment and Consultation (MAC) provides extensive and individualized consultative services in the field of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine directly to patients and other health care consumers in order to fully evaluate and explain their pathology and laboratory reports, results and concerns.
Medical-Opinion brings together patients and medical experts for the provision of remote medical opinions and medical diagnosis.
MediGuide, along with its sister company MediGuide.com, Inc., provides access to expert medical advisory services around the world. Some thirty years ago, one of the founders of MediGuide.com created International SOS. Now operating in over 160 countries, SOS provides emergency medical assistance and counts over 400 of the Fortune 500 companies among its customers. The idea for MediGuide.com was born of those experiences. Today, MediGuide and International SOS are separate companies."
The following links provide more information about the eCleveland Clinic program. For information about the features and benefits of eCleveland Clinic, see the Backgrounder. For information on security and confidentiality, see the Fact sheets section.
When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.
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At Reviews.com, we seek to uncover the truth about the industries and products we review.
Before you and your staff undertake a case, ask Second Opinion. We will work with you to evaluate the merits of a case, assessing the degree of liability and damages, using our extensive experience gained working with insurance carriers. We understand what insurance companies are doing and how they think.
Ever wonder what doctors whisper about when you're not in the room? Find out each week on Second Opinion.
Are you seeking a second medical opinion for yourself, a loved one, spouse, child and/or a parent? Are you having difficulty getting the right counseling?
Well, you need not look further to answer all your medical questions.