Answers to frequently asked questions
Will my doctor be offended that I'm
seeking a second opinion?
Getting a second opinion is not an indication that you distrust your doctor.
He or she will understand that you need to be absolutely sure you're getting
the most effective treatment possible. In fact, your doctor would probably
encourage you to get a second opinion from experts like those practicing at
Aurora BayCare Medical Center.
Does insurance cover second opinions?
Some insurance plans will pay for second opinions, while others
will not. It's best to check with your health insurance provider about your
particular plan. There is often a telephone number on your insurance card to
How much does a second opinion
The cost of your second opinion consultation depends on the nature
and complexity of your condition as well as the number of specialists
involved in your consultation.
Who will receive the results of my second
You designate the person(s) to receive your report. These may
include your personal physician and anyone else involved in your treatment.
As with other medical records, results will be released only to the
individuals you name.
What steps should I follow to get my
You can complete our secure online second opinion request form or
call us at 866-880-8679, anytime, day or night. If you call after hours,
please leave your name and phone number. A Second Opinion Navigator will
return your call the next business day.
The Second Opinion Navigator will help you determine what type of
specialist you need and help to arrange an appointment time and to have your
medical records and test results sent to our specialist.
Whatever the conclusions you and our physicians reach, there's never any
obligation to choose Aurora BayCare Medical Center or our physicians for
You owe it to yourself to be sure.
Schedule an appointment today. Call us at toll-free at
click here to request your second opinion.