Second opinion and telemedicine at Private Hospitals of the PremiQaMed Group in Vienna
What is a second opinion and how to get it?
A second opinion is an additional, independent assessment of a diagnosis or proposed treatment by another doctor or a board of doctors.
Knowledge in medical sciences is growing rapidly and in complex cases a single doctor may not be in the position to work out the appropriate treatment plan.
At the PremiQaMed hospitals renowned specialists from various medical fields offer to check your diagnosis and indicate treatment options according to the current state of medical research.
When should you get a second opinion?
There are several situations when it makes sense to get a second opinion:
- You are following all the doctor’s prescriptions but there is no improvement.
- A severe or rare disease is suspected.
- You are prescribed an expensive drug treatment.
- You are recommended to go through a serious surgery but you would like to find out if there is a less radical treatment.
- You have the results of radiological imaging and you would like to get them reviewed by another doctor.
- You doubt your doctor’s diagnosis or you do not understand their recommendations.
- You have been diagnosed a severe condition and your doctor has prescribed you a therapy different from the traditional medical treatment.
- You would like to recheck your diagnosis or make sure that the prognosis or treatment is correct.
Do I have to go to the doctor or the clinic personally?
You can but you do not have to. It is possible to get a second opinion online by means of telemedicine. Telemedicine is the type of distant consultations when the doctor and patient are widely separated using two-way voice and visual communication. There are different online tools nowadays giving such a possibility.
Online consultations are very convenient and make sense if you want to check your medical prescriptions at a foreign clinic but you don’t have a travelling possibility.
Before arranging an appointment with a doctor it is necessary to send them all your medical findings so that the doctor can get a clear picture about your current health condition.
Offer of Private Hospitals of the PremiQaMed Group
Private hospitals of the PremiQaMed Group in Vienna offer a wide choice of medical fields where patients can get a second opinion. Online consultations can be arranged with the leading experts renowned not only in Austria but also abroad. Our international department also provides you with organizational and translating services. We have a long experience working with patients from all over the world.
Please contact us for further information or appointments!
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