What is the International Second Opinion Service?
As a Discovery Health Medical Scheme member, you have access to second opinion services from the Cleveland Clinic, an international medical centre in the United states, for life-threatening and life-changing conditions.
What is the value of the International Second Opinion Service?
Our experience tells us that there are times when a specialist may want to collaborate with other experts in a certain field of medicine, especially when their patients are facing life-threatening and life-changing conditions, particularly when this involves the use of new treatment modalities. In some cases, a patient may ask their specialist to assist them in getting a second opinion for these conditions and for those that impact the quality of their life. To make this possible, we have collaborated with Cleveland Clinic who are recognised worldwide as a leader in healthcare.
Who is Cleveland Clinic?
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit, multi-speciality academic and medical centre. The clinic integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education, which achieves optimal outcomes in the treatment of rare and complex conditions. They are recognised as leaders in providing second opinions especially in cases where there is limited expertise.
What is The Clinic, by Cleveland Clinic?
The Clinic, by Cleveland Clinic offers medical second opinions either online or by email correspondence, for more than 1, 200 diagnoses. These diagnoses include conditions that impact a person's quality of life, or more serious life-threatening conditions, including inborn errors of metabolism like nephroblastoma, and unusual conditions in children like insulinoma.