It is your right to obtain a second opinion. How one goes about
it is another matter. When I wanted a second opinion, I did not want my GI to know I was going to see someone else. I got a copy of my colonoscopy reports, CTs, blood work, etc saying I wanted it for my personal file. I then booked an appt with another GI, taking my copies. As it turned out, I liked the second doctor so much better, I asked on the spot if he would accept me as a patient and he agreed. I did pay for this appt myself as my insurance would not cover it. It was the best $185.00 I ever spent.
Should your current GI get ticked off about
you going to see someone else, might he refuse to have you as a patient anymore? If that happens, how much of a hardship would it be having to travel to St. Louis for your GI care? I like Jen77's idea about
making a list and going to your appointment, and telling your current GI that you need some questions answered. Take out your pen, and as he answers each question, write down the answer. Some doctors actually think that patients do not want to know the small details regarding their illness. Make him aware you do.
Good luck and let is know what happens. If you want help compiling a list of questions, I bet our veterans here would love to help you out!
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