Need a Second Opinion? Try the Cleveland Clinic Online

A mother was advised her college-age daughter needed an implanted defibrillator to protect against a rare, genetic heart disorder. Not wanting to drag her daughter home from college to get a second opinion, she turned to the Cleveland Clinic – whose doctors were able to view her daughter's MRI online.  For a fee of $565, Cleveland Clinic physicians were able to reassure her that her daughter was fine and did not need the device. [link] Online second opinions are also offered by Massachusetts General and Johns Hopkins. [link]

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  1. Vicki says:

    Thanks for posting this. It is useful information.

  2. Larry C. says:

    This is how the third parties can reduce health care spending. Subsidize these second opinions.

  3. Joe S. says:

    I think Larry’s idea is a good one. Medicare could probably save billions by offering the second opinions for free.