Be confident with your diagnosis by taking advantage of a second opinion.
Spine, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, and neurologic pain conditions can present physicians and other healthcare practitioners with both diagnostic and treatment challenges. These conditions can be frustrating for patients as they may be met with a variety of opinions regarding diagnoses and treatment decisions. Being confident in both your diagnosis and treatment is important. Take advantage of a second opinion from Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Interventional Pain Medicine specialist, Dr. Craig Best. A second opinion can reinforce the proposed treatment plan or present you with alternative treatment options.
Vancouver-based board-certified PM&R and Interventional Pain Medicine specialist, Dr. Craig Best, is available to provide a second opinion by reviewing your healthcare records, x-rays, MRIs, and other testing.
Even if you do not live in the Greater Vancouver Area, Dr. Best can still help. We’re fortunate to have patients travel to the Canadian Pain & Regenerative Institute from around the country. Furthermore, if you’re simply in need of an expert second opinion, Dr. Best is happy to help.
The benefits of second opinions
After reviewing your case history, MRIs, x-rays, and other testing, Dr. Best can provide you with:
- Additional knowledge about your diagnosis
- Additional knowledge about treatment options
- Additional knowledge about the recovery and rehabilitation process
With this additional information, patients are able to compare diagnosis and treatment results between two physicians and confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan are the best option for the patient.
Most physicians welcome a second opinion from a respected peer. A good physician understands a patient’s right to be well-informed in order to understand their healthcare choices. Some physicians even encourage their patients to contact a medical second opinion service because a different doctor may determine a different diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
Take advantage of a second opinion for Dr. Craig Best
You may feel concerned about offending your treating physician by obtaining a medical second opinion. Information is vital to all patients when it comes to their healthcare and obtaining a second opinion is a normal practice with spine, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neurologic pain conditions. Be honest with your original physician and they should be understanding of your interest to seek additional knowledge about your diagnosis and treatment options.
To initiate a second opinion from Dr. Best, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results, and any other previous testing. These items will provide him with a better understanding of the details of your injury/painful condition. Call (604) 260-4481 or click the link below to schedule your appointment today!