What Second Opinion Services Provide to Patients
After reviewing your case history, MRIs and/or X-rays, Dr. Matthew Provencher can provide you with:
- Additional knowledge about your diagnosis
- Additional knowledge about treatment options
With this additional information, patients are able to compare diagnosis and treatment results between two physicians and confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan are the best option for the patient.
Most physicians welcome a second opinion from a respected peer. A good physician understands a patient’s right to be well-informed in order to understand their healthcare choices. Some physicians even encourage their patients to contact a medical second opinion service because a different doctor may determine a different diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
Why do Patients Seek a MRI/X-Ray Review?
Many individuals suffering an injury to the shoulder or knee often have questions about the initial diagnosis and prescribed treatment. With a wide number of available treatment options ranging from non-surgical to surgical, patients often question their diagnosis and treatment plan. With an MRI/X-Ray Review, Dr. Provencher may validate the existing diagnosis and treatment plan, or may offer alternate approaches for treating the injury.
How to Get an MRI/X-Ray Review from Dr. Matthew Provencher
You may feel concerned about offending your treating physician by obtaining a medical second opinion. Information is vital to all patients when it comes to their healthcare and obtaining a second opinion is a normal practice with shoulder, knee, and sports related injuries. Be honest with your original physician and they should be understanding of your interest to seek additional knowledge about your diagnosis and treatment options.
To initiate an orthopedic second opinion from Dr. Provencher, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results. These items will provide him with a better understanding of the details of your orthopedic injury. After submitting the form below for an MRI/ X-Ray review, you will then follow the instructions to complete the process. Once you have submitted the required materials please allow one to two weeks for image review processing and follow-up.
Dr. Matthew Provencher’s fee for an MRI/X-Ray Review is $250 payable by credit card. We do not accept insurance for our MRI/X-ray review service.