TOP TEN (10) Reasons to SEEK SECOND OPINION

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“AN ESTIMATED FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND (400.000) DEATHS ANNUALLY IN THE USA ARE DUE TO MEDICAL ERRORS”

 

In efforts to assure transparency and accountability in our health care system, here are the top  ten (10) reasons patients should consider a second opinion:

1. MISDIAGNOSIS:

A) False-Negative pap-smear in a patient with at least five consecutive years of cervical-vaginal pap smear reviews.

B) False-Negative and/or False Positive Diagnosis of CANCER, including NEUROLOGICAL CANCER, Breast, Prostate, Small Intestine, Stomach, Kidney, Pancreas, Colon,LUNG,  Melanoma, Leukemia/Lymphoma etc.

2. RARE, UNUSUAL AND/OR UNCLEAR, WRONGFULLY DELAYED DIAGNOSIS

3. UNCONTROLLED AND/OR INAPPROPRIATELY MANAGED CHRONIC DISEASES, Such as diabetes mellitus, high-blood pressure, HIV, Chronic Pain Syndrome, etc.

4. RARE INFECTIOUS DISEASES

5. RARE AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

6. ADVANCED-STAGE, TERMINAL DIAGNOSIS

7. LACK OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION REGARDING DIAGNOSIS BY HEALTH-CARE PROVIDER (Lack of Transparency and Accountability by Health Care Provider)

8. A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WHO ADVISES AGAINST A SECOND OPINION

9. INABILITY TO MAINTAIN IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH FROM A PREVIOUS DIAGNOSIS/POOR PROGNOSIS

10. ASSURANCE OF ACCURACY IN MEDICAL AND/OR PATHOLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS

 

 

Written By: Dr. Jackson Gates

Dr. Jackson L. Gates, MD serves as our Founder & President of Medical Diagnostic Choices. He has personally diagnosed, treated, and reviewed well over 100,000 combined, clinical and laboratory medicine cases over his community-based medical practice career.

November 10, 2014

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