If you've been given a life changing-diagnosis, would you trust your doctor?
Even though you might have gone through a series of tests, you may not agree with treatment options. Or, you may want a second opinion.
Deciding whether you should get a second opinion is tough. To help navigate, a bioethics committee can provide guidance, as well as the pros and cons of double-checking a diagnosis or treatment.
How can you obtain a second opinion if you feel like you're not being listened to and you disagree with what your doctor is telling you?
Certified healthcare mediator and registered professional guardian, Fernando Gutierrez, shares when it's important to be your own health advocate and if second opinions are really necessary.