Our Orthopedic Second Opinion Service – MRI/X-ray Review
When it comes to your health, you must have all of the knowledge you need from medical experts to be well-informed about your condition. This includes a diagnosis and treatment plan for sports-related injuries or other orthopedic issues.
It is vital that patients feel confident in their diagnoses and that the treatment plan prescribed is their absolute best option. When patients seek second opinions, that is the easiest way to ensure you receive the best professional medical treatment and care for their orthopedic or sports injury.
Whether you live in Colorado, you can have access to the experience and expertise of Dr. Possley. It is very common for patients suffering from an orthopedic injury to get a second opinion from another doctor before having serious treatment options done, such as orthopedic surgery.
Patients seeking an orthopedic second opinion can send medical records along with initial MRI and radiology results for Dr. Possley’s review.
Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion Before Orthopedic Surgery
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort from a condition, you may want to start treatment and get on the road to recovery. It is essential, though, that you are confident in your existing diagnosis and feel the prescribed treatment plan is right for you.
The best way to do this is by getting a second evaluation. Many patients have found that getting another opinion provides several benefits, including:
- More fully understanding their conditions
- Having questions answered and concerns addressed
- Eliminating doubt
- Figuring out the risks and benefits of the treatments
- Making better decisions about your health
Whether you are suffering from joint pain or hip pain, need sports medicine treatment or physical therapy, engaging in second opinion services from a world-class surgeon is always a good idea.
Will My Other Doctor Be Offended?
Not! It will be quite the opposite. In the medical field, doctors reach out to one another to act as consultants on a case or get their own second opinion. Doctors understand that seeking out professional medical advice relative to their patients’ conditions is a wise decision, and some may even recommend another healthcare provider to provide a second opinion.
If the initial diagnosis of the treating physician is different from the second opinion, there may be more tests needed or even further review of the case.
This is especially important if one of the treatments that have been recommended is surgery because avoiding any invasive procedures is often best for the patients.
A professional orthopedic surgeon’s medical second opinion service like Dr. Possley is a good step in a patient’s care.
Contact Our Experienced Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
If you have been diagnosed and received treatment plans with treatment options ranging from massage therapy to something serious such as arthroscopic surgery but want to compare the diagnosis with another doctor, contact Dr. Possley for a focused appointment to get that opinion.
Our good physician will need your medical records forwarded and an initial MRI and radiology results to evaluate your best treatment option.
Most physicians, including Dr. Possley, will act as the second doctor and evaluate these documents and determine if the plan makes the most sense and will give you the treatment results you expect and hope for.
A different doctor may make another diagnosis or confirm that of your original physician. For assistance in making solid medical decisions for you and your family, contact Dr. Possley to seek a second opinion.
When you seek a second opinion for your medical condition, contact an experienced physician with the knowledge and training you can trust to ensure you are on the right treatment path.
Dr. Possley is a fellowship-trained and board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon and has over a decade of experience performing spine surgery for patients in the Westminster and Wheat Ridge, CO, area.
His goal is to help you enhance your daily functioning and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system, but he also wants to ensure you can make an informed decision about your health.
Call today to schedule your more focused appointment so Dr. Possley can compare diagnosis and treatment options for your condition.