I'm going to get a second medical opinion, but my Dr. is a really close family

  1. hanijane profile image58
    hanijaneposted 7 years ago

    I'm going to get a second medical opinion, but  my Dr. is a really close family friend, how do I...

    tell him with out offending him?

  2. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    Your doctor shouldn't be offended -- if it is really true that he is a "close family friend." Your doctor should be a professional, who is not so prickly that your getting a second opinion "hurts his feelings," or something.

    You might also think about this: If you are so afraid of "offending" your doctor by getting a second opinion, should continue to consult, at all, with this physician? Your doctor should and should have been the one encouraging you to get a second opinion in the first place!

    Despite the Hippocratic Oath they take, which comes from ancient Greece, doctors are not appointed of Apollo or Athena.

    Good Luck with everything.

 
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