Chronic pain is prevalent throughout Western nations and its under-treatment places a substantial financial and emotional burden on patients, employers, insurers, healthcare systems and society in general. It typically takes months for patients to gain access to reputable pain specialists, leaving primary care physicians with the need for diagnostic clarification and help in guiding their patients who suffer from chronic pain along the best treatment pathway, all while these patients await appointments with pain specialists.
WorldCare ACCESS Pain Management service is available globally and is a unique hybrid second opinion that utilizes a multi-disciplinary second opinion evaluation of the underlying medical condition by a sub-specialist from a top-ranked U.S. hospital of the WorldCare Consortium®. Then, an additional pain management review is completed by a pain sub-specialist at the Consortium® facility.
Step 1 The eligible member calls or completes an online form to request service.
Step 2 WorldCare works with the member and their designated physician(s) to gather medical records and sends them to the medical institution best suited to review their case.
Step 3 The medical specialists, along with the pain specialists, review the member’s records and diagnostic material and provide the independent second opinion to the member and their treating physician.
Conditions eligible for the WorldCare ACCESS Pain Management service are determined on a client-by-client basis and typically include a documented period of pain lasting longer than three or six months and may also include treatment refractory conditions and cases that need diagnostic clarification.
Our mission is to improve healthcare outcomes of patients worldwide by connecting our clients to the foremost medical experts at top-ranked U.S. hospitals. And, with over 22 years of experience, our expert medical second opinion service is the gold-standard. Our unique partnership with the top-ranked hospitals in the U.S., The WorldCare Consortium®, along with teams of specialists within these hospitals, enables us to provide expert medical second opinions of an unmatched clinical rigor and depth. We help thousands of members worldwide and their treating physicians have the confidence that their diagnosis is correct and that they are on the optimal treatment plan while reducing overall healthcare costs.