Using the Expert Medical Opinion program makes sense if you need more information in order to feel comfortable with a serious health-related decision.
The quality of your medical care relies on the good judgment of medical professionals. No physician can keep current with all recent medical findings and two minds thinking about your health are better than one. Getting an Expert Medical Opinion ensures that you have additional information from world class experts so that you can make the right decision about your next steps.
The service can be used at any point during the care process.
As our selection of experts focuses on the specific disease and not on the medical specialty, we can address all types of diagnoses or questions. We work with the full range of medical issues.
Absolutely. The service can be used by people with preexisting conditions or new conditions.
- Unrestricted access to a dedicated doctor by telephone.
- Reports from leading global experts who have reviewed your medical information.
- Concierge services such as medical record collection, provider vetting, and (when possible) expedited appointments with face-to-face providers.
- Information on resources available to you through your insurance carrier or employer.
As part of the Expert Medical Opinion, you work with a dedicated doctor who has the time and expertise to be both your advocate and advisor. Having this extra physician-level support empowers you to get the most out of the important analysis contained in the experts’ reports.
We know that this is the most important decision we make for each patient. Although we carefully consider several factors while choosing experts for each case, our highest priority is the selection of world class experts with successful track records treating patients with the same condition.
Experts will always comment on your diagnosis and treatment plan, but you will also be given the opportunity to ask them a list of questions to help you clarify your medical situation. Patients’ questions are normally very specific to their particular medical situation - your Physician Case Manager will work with you to develop this list.
Here are examples of questions patients ask:
- Is this procedure appropriate at this time?
- Are there additional risks if I wait a few months before doing this procedure?
- Is my condition inheritable? Are there genetic tests to see if my children are at risk?
- Are the outcomes of this procedure well documented?
- What changes should I make now in my day to day life?
All services are provided remotely, so there is no need to travel or make an appointment.
Advance Medical works with whoever is coordinating the care for a loved one.
To overcome language differences, Advance Medical staffs multilingual Physician Case Managers who together speak more than 20 languages.
We strive to provide the best Expert Medical Opinion for your particular situation and always do a global search for the most relevant experts. We use the services of professional medical translators to overcome language differences between you and the expert.
Advance Medical will collect your medical records on your behalf. You can also send us your medical files directly.
Advance Medical’s data protection systems utilize the most advanced technology available. Administrative, physical and technical safeguards exceed regulations regarding personal information protection.
The choice to involve and inform your treating physician about this process is completely up to you.