This is a process developed by the founders of Best Doctors at Harvard Medical School, with the aim of providing a greater level of accuracy in diagnosis and treatment.
This is not just a second opinion. It is the opportunity to have a world-leading expert who specialises in your condition review your case, following which they provide an in-depth analysis and confidential recommendation.
It is designed to complement your own doctor’s diagnosis and possibly provide valuable additional information that they can use in your treatment plan.
Call Best Doctors and you will be assigned a Member Advocate to act on your behalf. Your medical records are then collected and analysed by an internal doctor, who creates a clinical summary. The most appropriate expert in your field then reviews this summary along with your medical records, and in some cases even has your samples retested at leading institutions.
Many of these experts work in highly respected centres of excellence such as Johns Hopkins, The Mayo Clinic, Mount Sinai, and leading hospitals within Australia.
The expert then writes a confidential report, including diagnostic and treatment recommendations. Best Doctors then reviews the report and shares it with you, and with your treating doctor if you so desire.
To date, the input of these experts has led to a change of diagnosis in roughly 15% of Australian cases and a suggested treatment change in 25% of cases.