Today’s patient is more knowledgeable and proactive about his or her health than ever before. At the Advanced Healing Institute in Lake Forest, CA, Dr. Reza Dehdari and his staff believe this is a positive development. We believe that patients should be involved in every step of their diagnosis and care, viewed and treated as a partner. For this reason, we offer Teleradiology or Remote Radiology reading services to patients as well as insurance company representatives, personal injury attorneys and other involved entities.
Why Do I Need a Second Opinion?
Hospitals and insurance companies today emphasize speeding up care while reducing costs, and this often results in lowered patient care. Many times, your orthopedic MRI is read by a specialist in another hospital, city or state. While no medical facility would trust an uncredentialed person to interpret MRI readings, how can you verify the validity of the specialist’s report? If they are not present to answer questions, you are forced to accept their written notes.
Most insurance companies provide coverage when the patient requests a second opinion of a diagnosis and this includes evaluating and interpreting your musculoskeletal, orthopedic and sports medicine MRI exams. Dr. Dehdari is a board certified and fellowship-trained Musculoskeletal Radiologist, who possesses the absolute highest qualifications and experience for reading and interpreting MRI exams.
Get a Qualified, Professional Second Opinion
It is always wise to get a second opinion, especially when you have a question or don’t feel confident in a particular diagnosis. An objective, independent second opinion can result in a change in your course of treatment or give you peace about your current diagnosis. In a day when mostly anonymous specialists read and interpret your imaging results, it pays to have another expert take a second look.
At Advanced Healing Institute, we can provide a second opinion concerning a previous MRI, no matter where it was performed. Contact our office today to inquire about our second opinion MRI services.
Posted on behalf of Advanced Healing Institute
22972 El Toro Road
Lake Forest, CA, 92630
Phone: (949) 239-3206