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second opinion consultations

second opinion consultations

Whether you’re not improving under your current treatment, you’re not sure your diagnosis is accurate, or you face tough decisions about medical care, a second opinion consultation provides the information you need to achieve optimal health. David “Dr. Dave” Larson at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions holds dual board certifications and has years of experience as an integrative and functional physician. With Dr. Larson’s expertise and perspective, you can be confident that your treatment is the best for your health. To schedule a second opinion consultation, call the office in Encinitas, California, or use the online booking feature.

What is a second opinion consultation?

A second opinion refers to getting the advice of a doctor other than your current doctor, whether your current doctor is a primary care physician or a specialist.

When you come to SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions for a second opinion consultation, Dr. Larson evaluates your medical history, ensures you have the proper diagnosis, and recommends the best conventional and alternative treatments for your specific health condition.

When should I seek a second opinion?

You should consider getting a second opinion any time you face a tough decision, or you’re not sure about the best course of treatment.

You may wonder if your current treatment is the only option, or whether a test recommended by your current doctor is necessary. In many cases, patients are worried they may not have the right diagnosis.

Getting a second opinion is also important if your doctor says you need surgery. Most doctors expect you to get a second opinion before making such a major decision.

You may need a second opinion consultation if:

  • You have several medical issues
  • Your condition hasn’t improved with your current treatment
  • You have several treatment choices
  • Your recommended treatment is risky or experimental

A second opinion is also beneficial when your primary care physician or specialist doesn’t take an integrative approach to medicine.

What are the benefits of a second opinion from an integrative physician?

If your current doctor only practices conventional or alternative medicine, you’re missing the integrative perspective that blends all possible medical and alternative therapies with lifestyle treatment options.

More importantly, integrative physicians like Dr. Larson at SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions, specialize in getting to the true underlying cause of your health condition.

He does more than simply determine if you have the right diagnosis. He thoroughly evaluates all aspects of your lifestyle, physical, and mental health to be sure all the factors contributing to your diagnosis have been identified and included in your treatment plan.

During your consultation, Dr. Larson provides expertise through a broader medical lens to ensure your treatment plan is comprehensive, individualized, and includes all facets of your physical, mental, and emotional health.

If you need to schedule a second opinion consultation, call SourceMD: Integrated Wellness Solutions or use the online booking feature.