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Getting a second opinion on treatment from Mayo

Pancreatic Cancer | Last Active: Apr 27 3:53pm | Replies (10)

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@jdjabara, I can answer a few of your questions.
This blog post offers reasons why getting a second opinion can be a good idea:
– Advice on Second Opinions https://connect.mayoclinic.org/champions/advice-on-second-opinions/

For a second opinion at Mayo Clinic, you can either self-refer or ask your doctor to submit a referral. Frequently Asked Questions are answered here: https://www.mayoclinic.org/appointments/faq

To self refer, you can get started here: http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63
Here is the URL for physician referrals: https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/provider-relations/refer-patient

Sometimes getting your doctor to submit the referral can make the transition of documentation smoother.
Video and phone visits also can be great options for appointments before, after or in place of face-to-face care. Appointment coordinators will recommend a virtual visit if it best fits your individual needs.

I'm also tagging @annebauer19 @caryns @cindysavant @colorafo19 @maryvallis512 so they can share their experiences with tips about getting a second opinion and seeking care at Mayo Clinic.

Let me know if you have additional questions.

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Mayo makes it easy to self refer because they have a process which you can start on line or by calling. Other places don't necessarily have that and the best way to get a 2nd opinion is through doctors referral. They can generally get you in quicker. It's helpful to know which centers have the expertise in the area you need. A great source of info is the pancreatic cancer network (Google them). They will do a personalized search for you by calling their patient services line. Best of luck to you.

Yesterday I filled out an appointment request and asked for a virtual 2nd opinion/diagnosis for my conditions since there is no consensus on my diagnosis between many doctors.
I received a call today and was told that Mayo Clinic does not offer a virtual/on-line 2nd opinions. I am in Colorado and unable to travel so I was hoping to get additional input online.
Can Mayo Clinic help me with virtual visits & 2nd opinions?