After learning that your child has a serious medical condition, you may want to seek a second opinion.
It takes time to fully comprehend the weight of a CHD diagnosis, and parents often have more questions after the initial consultation. In addition to following up with your first physician, getting a second opinion from another physician can help address your questions or concerns about the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options for your child.
Every physician should understand how important your child’s care is to you, and support your search for information. It’s important for you to feel confident that you did everything you could to get the best care for your child.
It is your right to get a second opinion. The decision to get a second opinion does not need to be based on whether you trust your first physician. Even if you like them and feel comfortable with them, you may still want a second opinion because your priority is to understand your child’s medical condition.