Curated Mental Health

Second Opinion Diagnostic Consultations

Second Opinion Diagnostic Consultations are consultations sought by patients to obtain an additional perspective or evaluation of their medical condition from another healthcare provider. These consultations are particularly valuable in complex or challenging cases where the initial diagnosis or treatment plan is unclear or where the patient seeks confirmation or alternative options. The FDA and NIH support the practice of seeking second opinions as a means to ensure accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment decisions, ultimately improving patient outcomes and satisfaction.