Dr. Ackerman always puts the patient first, and thoroughly believes that getting a second opinion is your right as a patient. This is your medical care and your life, which is why it is important that you are comfortable.
Doctors should never try to prevent you from getting a second opinion. Instead, they should encourage it. Besides, as a patient, you may gain a little extra insight in talking to somebody else rather than just seeing the same doctor.
Many patients come to us for a second opinion, not necessarily because they have doubts about the competence of their treating consultant, but because they are unhappy about the level of communication or about the results of their treatment. That is why Dr. Ackerman focuses on communication, building trust, and thoroughly explaining treatment options.
Getting a second opinion may confirm the direction you are already heading, but it can also offer a fresh perspective, suggest new directions, or help better explain your treatment plan. Consulting Dr. Ackerman is a great way to determine if you have considered all possible options.
Usually, a second opinion can help you feel more confident about your treatment option. We believe that patients always benefit from having another set of eyes look at their medical problems and planned treatments, which is why Dr. Ackerman is always willing to offer a second opinion.
A second opinion offers peace of mind, which is why Dr. Ackerman would be happy to review your medical situation and treatment plan. Please call (516) 243-8506 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ackerman.
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