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Undiagnosed Pain - Denied 3 times by Mayo

Visiting Mayo Clinic | Last Active: Sep 8, 2019 | Replies (8)

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@gtdez

I too was "rejected" at Mayo – referred back to primary physician. I don't understand – I wanted a second opinion & my doc provided all the needed information/records, etc. So I'm done with Mayos! It seems you can't just request an appointment for another opinion …???

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Hi @gtdez,
You're quite right. Because Mayo Clinic has more requests for appointments than available openings, other factors for requesting an appointment do come into play. Appointments at Mayo Clinic are prioritized on the basis of medical need. Availability depends on the nature and urgency of the problem and Mayo Clinic's ability to help (as determined by a Mayo Clinic doctor). The complexity of the medical condition, or for less complex conditions, the availability of care closer to home are important factors that are considered. Additionally, while one Mayo Clinic location may be at capacity another may not. If location is not a factor for you, you could inquire about another Mayo location than the one you first contacted.

I noticed in another post you made that you said you are dealing with "osteo/inflammatory & neuropathy". You may be interested in joining the discussions in the Neuropathy group https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/neuropathy/