Why get a medical second opinion?

A medical second opinion is a valuable resource when you are faced with difficult health circumstances or choices regarding your treatment options. Second opinions are quite common throughout the health care industry and are frequently utilized by treating physicians to assist in providing the best care possible for their patients.

 

Depending on where you live, your availability for travel or your mobility, you may have limited access to highly specialized care. Virtual Medical Consultations provides timely medical opinions on neurological conditions and neurosurgery  from Dr. Aubrey Lieberman  without requiring you to spend time and money on traveling.

 

Other reasons for considering a medical

second opinion include:

 • Assistance in selecting the best treatment

   option for your condition;

 • Learning more information about other

   treatment options available for your

   condition; and

 • Confirmation of your physician's

   treatment recommendation.

 

How does a medical second opinion work?

After registering with the practice, you will need to provide information on  your health history, your current symptoms, and any tests you have had.  With his extensive knowledge in the field of neurology, Dr. Lieberman will be able to provide you with:

 •  What commonly happens based on

    your diagnosis;

 •  Provide you with treatment options that

    you  can implement with your physician

 •  Be a sounding board or second opinion

    based on what you have already received

    from your physician

 •  Outline research data to support his

    findings and recommendations.

 

All of your communication with Dr. Lieberman will be provided through the confidential

Health Portal.  If additional research and a visit is required, Dr. Lieberman will coordinate this

with you directly. The Health Portal provides a confidential secure email option where you can communicate directly with Dr. Lieberman.

 

Do I need my physician's permission to request a medical second opinion?

No. The service that Virtual Medical Consultations offers is designed to complement the care you receive from your local, licensed physician. Virtual Medical Consultations desires to preserve the relationship you have with your physician. We also believe the benefits of your medical second opinion are maximized when your local physician is included in the communication of the assessment and opinion. This is your choice.

 

How much does a medical second opinion cost?

The initial charge is $75. This is likely to suffice in many instances. When more detailed extensive analysis is required, services will be provided at $200/per half hour. You will be notified in advance if additional charges are required.

 

Payment is due at the time of the request.

Major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa,

American Express and Discover) are the accepted means of payment. A receipt for services will be emailed to you after

payment is received.

 

Does my health insurance cover a medical second opinion?

Virtual Medical Consultations, Inc. is a self-pay service. At this time, most health plans do not cover a medical second opinion, although there is increasing interest in doing so. You may contact your insurance carrier to inquire of your benefit coverage for a medical second opinion; however, Virtual Medical Consultations will not file a claim with your insurance carrier.

 

Please note that even if coverage is available under your health plan, most insurance companies will require procedure codes to process reimbursements. We cannot provide procedure codes for any services provided through our medical second opinion program. We encourage you to investigate your insurance company’s requirements and are happy to

assist you with any questions you have about our services.

 

How do I request a medical second opinion?

Follow the  1 2 buttons on the main website page on how to request a Virtual Medical Consultations second opinion.

 

Can I cancel my request for a medical second opinion?

Once your credit card has been charged and work has begun on reviewing your medical history to render an opinion, we cannot cancel your request to discontinue your second opinion. Please let us know if there are extenuating circumstances.

 

Is my state excluded from the medical second opinion program?

We cannot offer medical second opinions to patients who are residents of or have current mailing addresses outside of Massachusetts. Virtual Medical Consultations abides by state laws governing the practice of medicine in the state of Massachusetts.

 

Does Virtual Medical Consultations provide a medical second opinion to residents outside of the United States?

Since our services are provided through

the internet, we can provide services internationally as long as the patient is a resident of Massachusetts.

 

Will my medical records and radiological (X-ray) films or pathology specimens be returned?

X-ray films and paper medical records will be returned to you via overnight courier within two weeks of the completion of your medical second opinion. Pathology specimens, including slides and tissue, will be returned directly to the institution from which they were received.

 

How does the Health Portal work?

STEP 1

Click on the Pre-Registration button to create a confidential record in the system. You will be asked to complete personal details, emergency contact informationd, and information about your employer. Once completed, an email will be sent to you with your login and password information. Be sure to keep this information confidential

 

STEP 2

Long into the Health Portal. Click on the Questionnaires button and answer the questions about your medical history, surgeries and allergies.

 

STEP 3

Click on the messages button and select the Inbox. Compose an email that will be sent directly to Dr. Lieberman about your health condition and what you are requesting.

 

A response will be provided within a few hours.

 

Where should I send my medical records,

X-rays, pathological slides, and paraffin blocks?

All materials and correspondence should be sent to:

Aubrey Lieberman MD PC

1342 Belmont St

Suite 105

Brockton, MA 02301

Phone: (508) 580-3330

Fax: (508) 580-8633

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