Best Doctors® Second Medical Opinion

Being diagnosed with a serious illness would be an emotionally overwhelming experience if it happened to you. You would have lots of questions: What will happen now? Is the diagnosis correct? Will the treatment be right? How can I be sure?

At Aviva we know that when you’re faced with a medical problem you need answers.

That’s why all our Protection customers have access to the Second Medical Opinion service, at any time during their policy, from the very first day of cover – and the service is available at no extra cost.

Second Medical Opinion is provided by Best Doctors, a network of medical experts who can help you make important medical decisions with confidence.

Best Doctors is a worldwide network of over 50,000 leading medical specialists across 450 specialities (Source: Best Doctors, April 2018). These experts are identified through the medical profession’s largest ongoing peer-to-peer survey.
Best Doctors provides access to expert medical specialists who help you understand your medical conditions and treatment options, so you make the right decisions about your care.
Best Doctors offers two services available exclusively in Ireland alongside your Aviva Protection policy. Click below for further details, and speak to your financial broker.

What is Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion and how can the service help?

  • Best Doctors is a global organisation which brings the world’s leading medical expertise to you and your family, offering a second opinion when you need it most.
  • Best Doctors has a unique and well-renowned network of medical professionals. Having such expertise at their fingertips and supported by a truly caring service team, is the reason why thousands of people around the world turn to Best Doctors when they need it most.
  • Best Doctors can help you with those questions that are likely to be racing around your mind if you were diagnosed with a serious illness.

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 Aviva. 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 Aviva policy

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

Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion is available under the following products:

For more information on Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion, please read the brochure for your Aviva protection policy, and speak to your financial broker.

Best Doctors provides an expert Second Medical Opinion service available at no extra cost with new protection policies taken out with Aviva. The service is available to your customer and certain family members. Aviva may withdraw this service at any time. If we withdraw the Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion service, we’ll write to notify policyholders at least 31 days in advance of the removal of the service. Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion is not a regulated financial service.

Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion is not a regulated financial service.

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