Why is a Second Opinion Important?
|Heart care decisions are important. Your peace of mind is worth getting a second opinion.
With any serious decision, having more than one expert opinion can help you feel more confident in choosing the course of action that's right for you. There are many treatment options available, each with specific risks and potential benefits. It is important to make the best choice for your individual situation. That's why physicians understand the need for a second opinion when someone is faced with an important medical decision. They know you desire more certainty and will not feel offended if you ask for a second opinion. With more heart specialists than any other provider in the region, the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team makes it easy for you to see another cardiologist in order to obtain a second opinion.
If your doctor is part of another health care organization, it is important to realize that you can choose the Marshfield Clinic and Ministry Health Care heart care team as your heart care provider or for a second opinion. The choice is ultimately yours.
For a second opinion, or for more information on our heart care team, call us at 800-888-4755.
If you have been seen by a Marshfield Clinic or Ministry Health Care provider in the past, your electronic medical records may be available to the heart doctor prior to your appointment.
If you typically see cardiologists or physicians with another provider, we can help you obtain your records.