For over 90 years, patients and families have looked to Cleveland Clinic for quality medical advice and treatment. Now you may consult with our world-renowned physicians from the comfort of your home by utilizing the MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion service.
The MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion service connects you to the specialty physician expertise you need when you are faced with a serious diagnosis. Following a thorough review of your medical records and diagnostic tests, Cleveland Clinic experts render a medical second opinion that includes treatment options or alternatives, as well as recommendations regarding your future therapeutic considerations.
When it comes to your health and well-being, confidently understanding your condition and your options is a crucial step in pursuing what is best for you.
If you have questions or need assistance regarding the MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion program, please contact us at 1.800.223.2273 ext 43223
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A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that there is a tendency to over-diagnose and overtreat non-threatening prostate cancers.
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Learn whatever you can about the hospitals available to you, consider whether a specialist is best and then meet with the surgeon you choose about your options.
Global MedAssist Program (GMAP) provides care worldwide
Newer cholesterol-lowering drugs combined with more conventional medicine reduces bad cholesterol to incredibly low levels, a new study shows.
If you have COPD, there are steps you can take so that living with it more manageable. Managing it well will allow you to stay active and involved with family and friends.
New information for more than 50 million Americans who suffer from arthritis pain
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Estrogen drop increases heart disease risk for older women
Until recently, there had been no treatment options for people with advanced bladder cancer if standard chemotherapy fails.
Cancer researcher dispels common misunderstandings
ACL tears in younger athletes on the rise due to the growth of competitive sports
Most men survive this cancer, but chances of success is greater with early treatment
Thanks to advancements in prevention and early treatment, there are only about 12,000 new diagnoses of cervical cancer in this country each year.
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If you are going to have heart surgery, be sure to ask about the hospital’s safety procedures and checklists.
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If your thyroid gland is underactive — a condition called hypothyroidism — your body produces too little thyroid hormone.
And why eliminating certain foods may prevent it.
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How the body adapts after a lobectomy
There is ittle evidence that PFO closures will prevent stroke.
The EMR is a great tool to help you manage your health and to work well with your doctor
Smoothies are a delicious way to build key nutrients into your diet.
Knowing more about the interplay between mental health issues and Parkinson’s can help.
In fighting symptoms of heart disease, your mind can be an important and powerful tool.
There are several options for a MyConsult Online Adoption Consultation, including a full consultation which entails an immediate consult, a comprehensive plan to address medical developmental, feeding, sleeping and other potential issues, and phone and email support during the adoption process, even during trips abroad.
Specialists now look to drugs that modulate the immune system, hoping to stop the recurrent pericarditis rather than just treat the symptoms.
Because of concerns about steroids, doctors often look for alternative treatment options.
The personal story behind a scoliosis breakthrough.
Surgery treats cancer while providing quality of life.
A good diet is your best medicine.
People who are in the midst of their stroke but have not yet experienced significant damage to brain tissue are the best candidates.
A new genetic test identifies low-risk patients.
This year, commit to a plan that balances treats and health in a creative way.
Young women diagnosed with breast cancer should talk to their oncologist or a fertility specialist about how to preserve fertility if they wish to start a family in the future.
Researchers have found a potential new way to treat clogged arteries.
If you’re caring for a patient with Parkinson’s, start with these key questions.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is treatable with medication.
When you start taking beta-blockers, your heart-failure symptoms may become slightly worse for about two to three weeks, as your heart adjusts to the medication. That’s normal.
Results may point the way toward more tailored treatment.
A study reveals that an increasing number of older men are getting advanced treatments for prostate cancer, despite that small chance the treatment will be of any help.
For genetic risk of ovarian cancer, BRCA1 is the biggest culprit. If you have a BRCA1 mutation, your lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer rises to 40 percent.
Learn what causes mitral valve prolapse and common surgical methods of fixing it.
A pill that “melts away” cancer cells may replace chemotherapy often used to treat relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
If you have had an ablation and you have experienced a recurrence of arrhythmia after your recovery period, you should be re-evaluated by a specialist.
Expert advice about what to expect
Drug used for other cancers approved for thyroid treatment
According to the American Childhood Cancer Association, brain cancers account for about 15 percent of pediatric cancers. They are the second-most common cancer in children after leukemia.
Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021.
Cleveland Clinic is home to one of the country’s best and longest-running transplant programs.
Ventricular assist device improved quality of life more than medical treatment alone.
Developing joint pain several years after being diagnosed with psoriasis may be an indication of psoriatic arthritis.
Prostate cancer patients should talk to their health care provider about whether diet changes might help.
If you focus on adding more nutritious foods to your meals, as
opposed to restricting foods, you’ll be more likely to lose weight and
keep it off.
Risk modeling is an important tool used to complement our traditional medical and surgical care.
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If a patient has drug-resistant focal epilepsy, surgery should be considered.
Certain medical conditions may masquerade as spine pain.
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Learn about Gamma Knife brain surgery, a minimally invasive option with no incision.
For the 4 million people in the United States with a hepatitis C infection, treatment options have improved greatly in the past three years.
For the 1.5 million Americans living with rheumatoid arthritis, recent research is worth watching.
When looking for a heart doctor, you want to find the physician who specializes in your particular heart condition.
Here are seven questions to ask your oncologist about your diagnosis so you can understand your stage, prognosis and treatment options.
A new study shows that performing catheter ablation on patients who have atrial fibrillation along with heart failure yields better outcomes than treating the irregular heartbeat with a medication.
Here are some blood clot basics and information on steps you can take to help avoid the problem.
Taking a more personalized approach to screening can go a long way toward addressing the overdiagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer.
If you are diagnosed with cancer in a kidney, you may lose that kidney, but is the other one also at risk?
Some conditions can be addressed with minimally invasive spine surgery, which involves smaller scars and a quicker recovery.
In a clinical trial, medical researchers formally and scientifically test new types of treatment. The goal of a clinical trial, which is sometimes called a research study, is to find better ways to treat cancer.
For about 90 percent of asthmatics, attacks are controllable with medication and by avoiding allergens and other triggers. It’s the rest, about 2.4 million Americans, who need something more.
One good way to tell if you should start thinking about surgery is if your pain affects your daily routine.
Nearly 700,000 people in the United States are living with a primary brain tumor – those that begin in the brain and tend to stay in the brain.
Cryotherapy enables doctors to destroy prostate cancer cells by freezing them in an outpatient procedure.
When is a rapid heartbeat a cause for concern?
When your child has a food allergy, you might feel concern about sending your child to school. You wonder who will make sure to keep your child safe from these threats to his or her health.
If you have a family history of osteoporosis, smoke, have a low body weight (< 127 pounds) or have had fragility fractures after age 50, you are at increased risk of osteoporosis.
About one in 133 people in the United States have the gene for celiac disease, but most have no symptoms or experience only minor gastrointestinal problems.
If you have osteoarthritis, ask your doctor about changing treatment options.
If you struggle with arthritis in these areas, know that there are good options available to ease the pain and help give you more function.
Seeking additional treatment options for her Crohn's Disease results in a new diagnosis for a busy Georgia woman.
Sometimes IBS is treated with medications, but a change in diet is the first thing we try. A Low-FODMAP diet may control symptoms.
Nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population has some chronic voice dysfunction.
Agreement combines accessible clinical expertise with best-in-class support, improving health outcomes while avoiding expense of travel.
In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new treatment option for PAD: a drug-coated balloon. This device is used instead of or in conjunction with balloon angioplasty.
About 70 percent to 80 percent of total knee replacements are performed using the traditional approach.
Crohn’s is chronic. If you have Crohn’s, your best bet is to find a doctor you like and one who shares your treatment goals, and work closely with him or her.
Experts say screening allows for early detection — fostering more successful treatments that save lives.
While considering his post-surgery care needs, Jim Burgess utilized the MyConsult Online Medical Second Opinion program to seek the expert advice of a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon at Cleveland Clinic.
Kidney cancer, which most often affects men from 50 to 70, rarely produces symptoms in its early stage.
For about the past decade, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy has provided an effective method for cancers that have spread to the liver.
Bored by your usual bowl of oatmeal? Fear not.
Minor symptoms such as fatigue, tingling or slight confusion usually disappear on their own, once you remove the trigger.
Getting a second opinion for conditions that significantly affect your quality of life, such as asthma or a knee injury, can ensure you have been diagnosed appropriately, are getting the optimal treatment, and it could you save you time and money.