Best Doctors Second Medical Opinion

Peace of mind - at no extra charge

When you need to be absolutely sure...

If you’ve been diagnosed with a serious illness, you’ll have questions. What happens now? What are the treatment options? Is the diagnosis correct?

At Aviva we understand that you need answers. That’s why we give you access to the Best Doctors® Second Medical Opinion service as part of your protection policy. At no extra change and right from your first day of cover.

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Call the Member Care Centre

1800 882 342

Best Doctors® is a worldwide network of over 50,000 leading medical specialists across 450 specialities*, who have been identified through the medical profession’s largest ongoing peer-to-peer survey.

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Second Medical Opinion

Peace of mind

Wouldn’t you feel better with access to a service where medical experts can help you make important decisions with confidence? That’s what Best Doctors® Second Medical Opinion service is all about.


At your request, a Best Doctors® specialist will review your medical files to help verify your diagnosis and treatment options. This can reduce the risk of complications that may result from a misdiagnosis, and help you and your doctor decide on the best course of action.

Get Advice

But Second Medical Opinion isn’t just for serious life-threatening illnesses. You can get advice about any chronic or troubling ailments that affect your quality of life. You can even use the service for conditions diagnosed before you took out your Aviva policy.

Frequently asked questions

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* Best Doctors® is a worldwide network of over 50,000 leading medical specialists across 450 specialities.* (Source: Best Doctors, 23 April 2018).

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Best Doctors is an independent company and Aviva will not be responsible for any actions taken or not taken as a consequence of recommendations made by Best Doctors. Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland DAC does not guarantee the on-going availability of the Best Doctors service to its policyholders and may, at its sole discretion, withdraw access to the service at a month’s notice.

Best Doctors is not a regulated financial service.