Has a complementary healthcare provider, perhaps a massage therapist, ever recommended a course of treatment, a supplement, or a series of treatments that you just weren’t comfortable with? What did you do? Did you go along with their recommendation because “they’re the professional?” Or, did you dig in your heals and refuse to listen to their reasoning? Maybe you listened but still felt confused and unable to make a decision. Did you ever consider getting a second opinion? Second opinions aren’t just for surgery and other invasive procedures, you know.
Getting a second opinion is not only a wise choice as a healthcare consumer (February IS wise health consumer month, after all), it’s also a stress reducing choice. If another practitioner confirms the proposed treatment, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve got good health care and a competent practitioner. If, however, you’re told that the proposed treatment is unnecessary or, worse, possibly detrimental, you can rest easy knowing that you’ve probably saved yourself a lot of time and money.
Here are a few examples of times you’ll want to get a second opinion:
There are, of course, countless reasons to get a second opinion, but for brevity’s sake I chose the ones I see and hear about the most.
So, where do you get a second opinion? Try one of these:
Have you ever gotten a second opinion for a complementary healthcare treatment? Have you ever wanted to? Let me know in the comment below!
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