MD Insider: Getting a Second Opinion in Heart Care

In this episode of MD Insider, Dean Kereiakes, MD, debunks some common misconceptions about the healthcare options available to patients, including getting a second opinion.

The healthcare industry is going through a period of rapid change. With changing insurance policies, new models of care and the development of health networks, it can be hard to understand your options. 
 

Myth: I can’t leave my network when I need to see a specialist

People often think they have to remain in their specific healthcare system when they need treatment from a specialist, but this is not the case. If you need to see a specialist, we encourage you to do some research and understand all of the options available before making a decision.
 

Myth: Insurance won’t cover a second opinion

Most plans do cover a second opinion and it is worth the extra effort to get that additional input, especially for serious conditions like heart and vascular disease.  
 

Myth: Getting a second opinion is a lot of work

We’ve made the process of getting a second opinion as easy as possible. Our dedicated second opinion navigator will verify your insurance coverage and obtain any necessary medical information before your appointment, so you don't have to worry about a thing.
 

Did you know?

Our dedicated specialists in heart failure, arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation, valvular and structural heart disease, aortic aneurysms, cardiac imaging and more, are supported by the most leading-edge clinical research in the region. Use these resources to your advantage when considering treatment options.
 
Click if you’d like to learn more about heart care at The Christ Hospital and find out if a second opinion is right for you, or call 513-655-2020.