ISBN 9788120796539,Medical Second Opinion

Medical Second Opinion



Sterling Publishers

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9788120796539

ISBN-10 8120796535


Number of Pages 102 Pages
Language (English)


This Fascinating Book Describes The Feelings Of Patients When Facing Their Doctors And The Thinking Of Doctors When Dealing With Their Patients. How Do Doctors React When Their Patients Request For A Second Opinion? When Should A Patient Seek A Second Opinion? What Are The Reasons For Seeking A Second Opinion? All These And Several Other Concerns Which Affect The Decisions Patients Have To Make Regularly Are Discussed In This Book. In Simple Language, The Author Highlights Examples, Drawing From His Wealth Of Experience, On Issues Which Affect Second Opinion. A Wonderful Book That Every Patient And Compassionate Physician Should Read. Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhury Mbbs, D. Phil. (Oxford) "Many Doctors Are Egoists. They Believe That No Other Doctor Is More Knowledgeable Than Them In Their Area Of Specialization." "Somewhere In This Maddening World Of Technology, The Doctor Of Today Has Become More A Manager Of Technology And Less A Doctor." Dr Prahlad K. Sethi, Md, Faan, Is An Alumnus Of All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (Aiims), New Delhi. He Joined The Army Medical Corps (Amc) And Was On Active Duty In The 1965 Indo-Pak War. He Was Awarded The Vishist Seva Medal (Vsm) For Displaying The Highest Order Of Valour. He Completed His Residency In Neurology At The State University Of New York (Suny) At Buffalo, Usa. He Helped To Establish Neurology Departments At Command Hospital Lucknow, Kolkata And Delhi While Serving In The Army. He Retired As A Colonel After 24 Years Of Dedicated Military Service. Since Then He Has Been With Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (Sgrh), New Delhi. Setting Up The Hospital'S Department Of Neurology From Scratch, He Has Helped To Develop It Into One Of The Finest Clinical Neurology Departments In India, With A Nationally Accredited Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. Dr Sethi Continues At Sgrh As Professor Emeritus, Neurology. For His Contributions In The Field Of Neurology He Was Awarded The Padma Shri In 2002. His Foundation, Brain Care Foundation Of India (Www.Braincarefoundation.Com), Is Dedicated To Disseminating Knowledge To The Public About The Brain, Both In Health And In Disease.
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Table Of Contents
1. Second Opinion--Doctor'S And Patient'S Perspective 2. Get A Doctor! 3. How To Decide If Your Doctor Is The Right One For You 4. Living In A World Ruled By Technology 5. Second Opinion For Confirming Self-Belief 6. You Are My Doctor--You Take The Call For Me! 7. Second Opinion And Alternate Medicine 8. Seeking Opinion In The Search Of A Diagnostic Label 9. Second Opinion Sought By Well-Wishers To Fulfill A Personal Agenda 10. Second Opinion For An Incurable Disease--In Search Of Hope 11. Unity In Diversity--Patients Are The Same All Over The World 12. When Not To Seek A Second Opinion 13. Second Opinion--Setting The Ball Rolling 14. Preparing Your Case For A Second Opinion 15. From Whom To Seek A Second Opinion? 16. Choosing The Right Consultant 17. Who Is The Best Physician? 18. When To Take A Second Opinion? 19. Second Opinion In Surgery Or Intervention 20. Multiple Second Opinions And Medical Shopping 21. Second Opinion--Faith And Closure