Neurological disorders can change your life. From Parkinson’s disease to multiple sclerosis, a new diagnosis can be intimidating. Navigating treatment options and understanding your disease can be overwhelming.
You are not alone. The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic offers virtual second opinions on neurological disorders from our team of experts. A second opinion can provide peace of mind, better treatment outcomes, and lower healthcare costs.
Instead of traveling to see a specialist, you can get an expert second opinion from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic from the comfort of your own home. If you’re ready to get started, register online today.
An Overview of Neurological Disorders
There are many different types of neurological disorders, and each one has its own set of symptoms:
- Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time.
- Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. Symptoms include tremors, stiffness, and slow movement.
- Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system that causes problems with muscle control, vision, balance, and feeling. Symptoms can be mild or severe, and they can come and go.
- Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system that causes seizures. Seizures are sudden changes in behavior or consciousness that can last for a few seconds or minutes.
This is not an exhaustive list—there are many other types of neurological disorders. These disorders are largely characterized by changes in cognition, movement, and sensation.
The Benefits of Getting a Second Opinion on Neurological Disorders
There are many benefits to getting a second opinion from an expert, especially when it comes to neurological disorders.
A second opinion can provide peace of mind. If you’ve been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, you may have many questions about your diagnosis and treatment options. A second opinion can help you understand your diagnosis and feel more confident in your treatment plan.
A second opinion can also lead to better treatment outcomes. Treatment options will depend on the type of neurological disorder you have. For example, while medication may be the best treatment for multiple sclerosis, those who have had a stroke will often benefit from physical or occupational therapy. With a confirmed diagnosis and expert guidance, you can be sure you’re getting the best possible treatment for your condition.
An unnecessary or incorrect treatment plan can be costly, both in terms of money and your health. Reducing this additional burden is another benefit of getting a second opinion. Virtual options for second opinions can even eliminate the need for travel, making them more convenient and affordable.
Getting a Virtual Second Opinion from The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic
The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic offers virtual second opinions on neurological disorders from our team of experts. You can get started by registering online. Once you’ve registered, you’ll schedule an intake call with your Nurse Care Manager, who will collect your medical records and pair you with the right expert for your needs.
After a thorough review of your case, you’ll have a virtual consultation with one of our specialists. During your consult, you’ll discuss their recommendations for treatment and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. You’ll then receive a detailed report of the specialist’s recommendations that you can share with your primary care provider.
If you’d like to get started on the path to a second opinion, register online today. A neurological disorder can be a life-changing diagnosis, but you don’t have to face it alone. With expert guidance from Cleveland Clinic’s expert specialists, you can be confident in the path forward.