Second Opinion Services
Why Get a Second Opinion?
A second opinion is an important resource for every patient, and it’s covered by most insurance plans. It can help answer your questions, clarify your options and could prevent unnecessary treatment or surgery.
Because The University of Kansas Hospital is an academic medical center, you'll benefit from the most advanced technology and treatments, as well as physicians who are leaders in their fields. You'll have more of the information you need to make the best decision about your health care.
Getting a second opinion doesn’t mean that you think the first diagnosis was wrong or that you doubt your doctor. A second opinion can offer you peace of mind by confirming your original diagnosis and providing more treatment options.
Call for a Second Opinion Appointment
You or your primary care physician can schedule a second opinion appointment. If you call, give our representative your diagnosis and indicate you want a second opinion.
- Toll Free: 844-323-1227
Be ready to provide your:
- Contact information (name, address and phone number)
- Date of birth
- Physician's name
- Medical insurance and ID number
Schedule Your Appointment
A nurse will contact you within 24 business hours to schedule your second opinion appointment. Our nurse will answer your questions and schedule your appointment with a specialist appropriate for your condition. The nurse also will tell you which medical records to bring with you and ask detailed questions regarding your:
- Previous diagnostic testing
- Previous treatment
We always strive to meet your needs. Please tell us if you’ve been advised to have surgery so we can schedule your appointment for the earliest date possible.
At Your Appointment
Our physician will review your records and examine you. After the exam, the physician will discuss your options, make recommendations for your care and answer any questions you have about your condition and diagnosis.
Because The University of Kansas Hospital is an academic medical center, specialists are often located across the hall instead of across town. Our physician may consult with experts from different specialties throughout the hospital. You may not personally meet some of these physicians, but you will still benefit from their expertise in reviewing your case.
We will communicate promptly with your referring physician to ensure that everyone involved in your care works together to offer you the best possible outcome.
You can get a second opinion from a physician in any of our medical specialties and services, including Cancer Care and Heart Care.