Best Doctors – Why a Second Medical Opinion Counts

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At Sheridan Insurances we appreciate how daunting the whole area of Insurance and Financial Services can be for our customers – deciding on policies, recognising when to switch from an existing policy to a new one – or simply knowing how and when to make a claim. To help our customers better understand their policies (be it domestic or business) we aim to post regularly – explaining simply and effectively the products and services already on offer as well as introducing any new protective polices we know will benefit our customers. Because protecting our customers is at the heart of what we do, we will also be covering topical news stories, relevant and industry-related, to help our customers stay informed.

Given the recent cervical scandal and the amount of medical negligence claims filed against the HSE in recent years we feel it important that our first blog should centre on health insurance. We at Sheridan Insurances have families too and share the same fears and concerns our customers have when it comes to illness and needing a second opinion. We all want to be around to enjoy and look after our families for as long as we can, and for us that means sourcing the best health care coverage on the market today. And for that kind of peace of mind it doesn’t get any better than Best Doctors.

What is Best Doctors?

Best Doctors is a global network which brings the world’s leading medical expertise to you and your family, offering independent information and advice when you need it most. When you’re facing a new medical diagnosis, it’s common to feel confused. Making decisions can be very difficult as you navigate the healthcare system and you might have lots of questions – What happens now? Is the diagnosis correct? Will the treatment be right? How can I be sure? Especially when you need to choose between several treatment options. With Best Doctors one of the world’s top specialists in your particular condition will review your diagnosis and treatment providing you with a second opinion based on the most up to date medical knowledge.
And at no extra cost.

How does Best Doctors work?

An in-depth review of your medical files will be conducted by a Best Doctors medical specialist to help verify your diagnosis and treatment options. The process can reduce potentially serious complications that can result from a misdiagnosis, and help you and your treating doctor determine the proper course of action. But Best Doctors isn’t just for serious life threatening illness. You can use the service for any chronic or troubling ailments affecting your quality of life. Second Medical Opinion could prove invaluable. From migraines to heart conditions, this service could help you find the answers you need.

How do I get access to Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion service?

You and your family can get access to Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion service if you take out a protection policy with Sheridan Insurances. All new life assurance, specified illness and income protection policies include access, at no additional cost.

The service is available to:
You
Your spouse / partner
Your children up to the age of 18 (or 23 if in full time education).
Your parents and your spouse’s / partner’s parents.
Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion can even be used for conditions diagnosed before you took out your policy with us.

Which protection products is Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion available with?

Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion is available under the following products:
Life Insurance
Mortgage Protection
Specified Illness Cover
Personal Income Protection

For further information on our Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion, please talk to our Qualified Financial Advisor, Audrey Jameson, on 049 4380020.