May 04, 2017

Getting to the Right Diagnosis Starts with the Right Doctor

By Best Doctors

There are many barriers to diagnostic accuracy, like time pressures on physicians, availability of specialists and fragmentedcare. That’s why it’s crucial for patients to find the doctor who is right for them and their condition. Some of thecharacteristics often shared by best physicians are:

  • Board-certified and up-to-date on the latest medical research.

  • Published in prominent medical journals.

  • Affiliated with centers of excellence in the medical world.

  • Recognized by other physicians for their expertise in a specialty.

  • Open to partnering with other physicians to best serve their patients.

Best Doctors has an unparalleled process that enables us to allow only the best minds in medicine to consult on our cases.We start by asking, “If you or a loved one needed a physician in your specialty, who would you refer them to?” In thisway, we get the doctors other doctors trust most. Physicians are voted on by thousands of other doctors across the country—andonly those who receive enough votes are considered.

As a result, we work with thousands of world-leading physicians representing nearly every specialty and subspecialty andwho are up-to-date on the latest medical advances, allowing our members more than just a fresh set of eyes. With sucha large pool of experts to draw on, each of our members can be matched to an expert who specializes in their specificcondition, and because our services are done entirely over the phone or the internet, we can help any member no matterwhere they’re located.

Not only do our members appreciate such an in-depth review of their cases, but our experts also welcome the chance to improvethese members’ lives. Dr. Randolph Evans, the chief of neurology at Park Plaza Hospital and clinical professor at BaylorCollege of Medicine, said, “I have been providing Best Doctors evaluations for the past seven years. I have been extremelyimpressed by the dedication, hard work and interest of the physicians and nurses in each case with whom I work, who collateand provide the most complete medical records and summaries possible, so I can provide second opinions for people withcomplicated neurological problems from many countries. Employees with this benefit are indeed fortunate to have accessto this service of world-class physicians and nurses at Best Doctors.”

By combining our technological innovations and experienced clinical staff with the top medical talent, Best Doctors is workingto solve these issues in health care, ensuring each member has the right diagnosis and treatment and each organizationcan effectively support its population.