Orthopedic Second Opinion – MRI/X-Ray Review
If you do not live in the Vail area, you still have access to an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the shoulder, knee, elbow and all sports-related injuries. Dr. Peter Millett, partner at the Steadman Clinic, is available to provide an orthopedic second opinion by reviewing your records, MRIs and/or X-rays.
It is very common for patients suffering from an orthopedic or sports injury to question whether they are making the best medical decision to maintain their active lifestyles. To make sure they are on the right treatment path, many patients like to get second opinions from other physicians. Patients seeking a second opinion can send medical records along with initial MRI and radiology results for Dr. Millett’s review.
What Second Opinion Services Provide to Patients
After reviewing your case history, MRIs and/or X-rays, Dr. Peter Millett can provide you with:
- Additional knowledge about your diagnosis
- Additional knowledge about treatment options
With this additional information, patients are able to compare diagnosis and treatment results between two physicians and confirm the diagnosis and treatment plan are correct.
Most physicians welcome a second opinion from a respected peer. A good physician understands a patient’s right to be well-informed in order to understand their healthcare choices. Some physicians even encourage their patients to contact a medical second opinion service because a different doctor may determine a different diagnosis and/or treatment plan.
Why do Patients Seek a MRI/X-Ray Review?
Many individuals suffering an injury to the shoulder, knee or elbow joint often have questions about the initial diagnosis and prescribed treatment. With a wide number of available treatment options ranging from non-surgical to surgical, patients often question their diagnosis and treatment plan. With an MRI/X-Ray Review, Dr. Millett may validate the existing diagnosis and treatment plan, or may offer alternate approaches for treating the injury.
How to Get an MRI/X-Ray Review from Dr. Peter Millett
You may feel concerned about offending your treating physician by obtaining Dr. Millett’s medical opinion, but you should feel comfortable. Be honest with your original physician, and he or she should not be offended because information is vital to all patients when it comes to their healthcare.
To initiate an orthopedic second opinion from Dr. Millett, you will need to gather a copy of your medical records, MRIs and radiology results. These items will give him a better understanding of the details of your orthopedic injury. After submitting the form below for an MRI/ X-Ray review, you will then follow the instructions to complete the process.
Dr. Peter Millett’s fee for an MRI/X-Ray Review is $150 payable by credit card or personal check.
He generally responds within 48 hours with his recommendation.