The Importance of a Medical Second Opinion
When an individual suffers from an acute injury or a chronic pain condition, the diagnosis and various treatment options may become confusing or feel they are incorrect. The pain management physicians at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler are able to perform a thorough medical review and physical examination, as well as review past and current x-rays, MRIs and other diagnostic tests, in order to provide a medical second opinion.
Our team can help you better understand if:
-Your injury diagnosis and treatment plan is correct
- -You are getting the best treatments available in the Tyler, Texas area
- -You have other pain management options before surgery is required
A medical second opinion also allows individuals to compare diagnosis and treatment plans between two physicians. After the second opinion is reached, our physicians may validate the existing treatment plan or may offer alternative options they feel are best.
Many pain management physicians in East Texas welcome a second opinion. A good healthcare provider understands a patient’s right to be fully informed on their injury and treatment options.
How to Schedule a Pain Management Second Opinion at Pain Recovery Center of Tyler
In order to schedule a second opinion with one of our pain management physicians, you will need to collect a copy of your medical records, MRIs, x-rays and other diagnostic test results. It is important that all individuals do not feel concerned about asking their current physician for these records. All patients should be honest with the original physician, and he/she should not be offended since medical information is vital to all patients.
Once your medical records are gathered, please contact Pain Recovery Center of Tyler’s office directly at (903) 526-5000 for an appointment. Please bring all items with you at the scheduled appointment time.
We also recommend you directly contact your insurance company prior to scheduling an appointment so they can provide a full explanation on the costs associated with a medical second opinion.
If you live in the Tyler, Texas area and would like to schedule a medical second opinion with Pain Recovery Center of Tyler, please contact our pain management office directly at (903) 526-5000.