Second Opinion

Your health is crucial to every other aspect of your life. When you receive a diagnosis, seeking a second opinion is an important step in:

  • confirming the diagnosis
  • researching additional information
  • investigating new treatments
  • comparing treatment results
  • creating an action plan

Primary care physicians will often recommend a specialist who has more experience in treating a particular illness. As board certified nephrologists, we have specialized training to identify, diagnose, and treat kidney disease.

When obtaining a second opinion, ask your specialist:

  • Is the diagnosis correct?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Are there new treatments or clinical trials?
  • What are the benefits/side effects of the recommended treatment?
  • How much time do I have to consider the options?
  • Is surgery necessary?
  • Is hospitalization necessary?
  • What is the recovery time?
  • What is the financial cost of a recommended treatment?

Remember, you are your best health advocate. At the Renalus Center for Kidney Care, we have a friendly and knowledgeable staff available to answer questions and provide a quality healthcare experience.