Second Opinions IN JOLIET

When you’re in pain or injured seeking expert medical care is your highest priority. This is especially true when you’re considering surgery or major procedures. Doctors have different styles, training and experience. Some may be more likely to suggest surgery whereas others may suggest a slower, wait-and-see approach. Getting a second opinion can help you weigh the pros and cons of treatment plans, obtain a different diagnosis and possibly feel more comfortable and confident in the medical team that will perform the treatment.

A 2 nd opinion from MK Orthopaedics means you’ll be well informed by an experienced physician with a stellar reputation so that you can make the decision that is right for you.

Many health care plans cover second opinions, but it’s good to contact your insurance company or call our Insurance team before your appointment. Medicare will help pay for a second opinion as long as it’s for a treatment that’s medically necessary. But even if you have to pay out of pocket, the second opinion may be worth the cost. Don’t be embarrassed about asking. It’s a common request, and your health is at stake.

It is important to seek a second opinion if and when:

  • Your injury, condition, or problem is considered serious enough for possible surgical treatment
  • Several treatment options have been presented to you
  • You have several unanswered questions
  • You have been told that there is nothing else that you can do to treat your pain or condition
  • After seeking and completing treatment, your condition returns or you are still in significant pain
  • After consulting with your doctor, you still have a number of unanswered questions
  • You are told by the doctor that a specific type of treatment cannot be used to treat your condition
  • You don’t feel right about the treatment you have been given, or the treatment options that have been presented to you

Call our office at (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive second opinion. Let our physicians evaluate and assess your situation and give you the options and peace of mind that will help you make the right decision for you.

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