WHY A MEDICAL SECOND OPINION
The key to a correct diagnosis is the right study and interpretation of the imaging provided, parallel to a proper contextualized analysis of the patient’s lifestyle and environment
Receiving a Medical Second Opinion is of the utmost importance, and is a valuable tool in the hands of the patient when deciding on the nature of medical treatment, as well as the location.
In many cases, consulting with another Medical Professional can mean the difference between success and failure.
A Second Opinion can bring to light a different variety of tools that can be used for diagnosis and treatment and which can confirm whether the recommended treatments are indeed the best ones for your case.
The doctor supplying a Second Opinion may have access to technologies or knowledge unavailable to your consulting Physician and this may enable us to suggest a more suitable solution.
For example, a doctor from your native country may suggest an invasive surgical technique due to a lack of familiarity with a technique used in another country that can produce better results or a shorter recuperation period.
A Medical Second Opinion Means
It is important to emphasize that a Second Opinion is meant to increase the Patient’s options and provide a feeling of confidence that the chosen treatment is the right one for you
WHAT CAN YOU ASK OUR SPECIALISTS?
Is the proposed treatment the right one for me?
Could there be an alternative treatment?
What does my diagnosis mean?
What could be the cause of my pain?
What can you see on my MRI scan?
Where can I get the best treatment?
HOW EXPERT SECOND MEDICAL OPINION WORKS
Elite Medical Services manages your case with the best experts for your medical situation.
The Patient will deal with a qualified EMS Patient Case Manager (Physician) who, in order to make this the most important preliminary assessment phase, will collect all medical records then meticulously read, study and contextualize them with the patient. Then, after a long history and interview to perfectly frame the case, according to the diagnostic results, the doctor will prepare his report including his observations in order to put the accents on what he considers important for the specialist physician’s attention.
WHAT WE CAN DO
7 STEPS TO OBTAIN EMS MEDICAL SECOND OPINION
At Elite Medical Services your welfare is very important.
Our Medical Second Opinion program has developed a reliable process to ensure that patients and their doctors receive vital expert opinions as soon as possible.
The seven-step process transfers information to the appropriate specialist for review, then transmits the expert medical second opinion back to the patient and the treating physician, so together they can continue their dialogue about appropriate treatment.
Call Us to book an appointment and determine eligibility
The patient calls the Medical Second Opinion call center to request a medical second opinion.
The Medical Second Opinion coordinator verifies eligibility and sends the patient the required authorization and request forms in order to collect all medical files on the patient’s behalf.
This data collection service requires minimal patient involvement, to reduce stress in a difficult time.
EMS Medical Second Opinion Coordinator Opens your file and gathers all your medical records
Upon reception of the patient’s forms and medical records, the Medical Second Opinion coordinator opens the patient’s file, gathers medical histories and other medical information relevant to the case, and insures that all patient information standards and protocols are respected.
We complete the anamnesis with a meticulous clinical history review contextualized to the patient’s environment and lifestyle.
EMS Patient Manager Doctor provides Italian specialist with medical records
After collection of the medical files, our team works to identify the specialist who is best qualified to review the case.
Using advanced, high-security technology, Medical Second Opinion provides the specialist with all relevant medical reports, data and test results.
The Italian Specialist studies your case in equipe
The Italian professor, working in the many excellence centres with whom EMS developed official and internationally recognized medical and scientific collaboration agreements, conducts an in-depth review of the medical files.
After cross specialist consultation, the rendering of the Medical Second Opinion
The goal is to quickly confirm the patient’s diagnosis and endorse the proposed treatment plan or recommend additional treatment alternatives and develop an eventual treatment plan or approach by providing all the available possibilities.
The Italian Specialist renders his Medical Second Opinion report based on the original diagnosis by supporting it or recommending an alternative to the proposed treatment plan.
Our ITALIAN EXPERT will prepare a final, signed, Medical Second Opinion report, which will be written on the Hospital official letterhead and sent to EMS MEDICAL STAFF.
It`ll be our job to convene the patient in order to illustrate the result of the consultation and explain step by step the available options; the patient will be completely free to choose his best option. Our role will be to explain, in the most clear and precise way, what is reported.
Patients will receive a copy of the final report.
Our team will use all security measures to preserve the privacy of the patient’s medical records and personal information.
If needed, we can arrange for the treating physician to consult with the Italian Specialist
Last but not least, if you have a treating physician, it’ll be our medical staff’s care, after appropriate authorization, to explain in detail the result of the report to the local physician giving total availability to manage the patient jointly in order to provide the most complete service of care.