Insurance approval for second opinion.

November 15, 2008 at 5:29 pm

Hi Patti,

It sounds to me as if you are convinced you want to see a second neurologist but getting the insurance company approval for a second opinion is the problem.

If you have a doctor referral for a second opinion would the insurance approve that? I thought insurance companies had to allow you a second opinion. If they tell you no, I would call the HR department for your husband’s company and get a clarification. There has to be a way to get a second opinion.

Patti, I only live about 30 minutes from you. If you would want to meet for coffee, I would be glad to drive to Sherman. I do not want you to give up and just accept this as a way of life. I have made a lot of progress in the past six months of receiving IGIV. Although a long way from normal, I am now very functional. I want you to feel as if you are getting better too.

Donna M