When doctors have specialty clients that need fast turnarounds, WorldCare gives them the power to get their patient the diagnosis and treatment they need quickly. With services like our medical second opinions, we are able to help healthcare providers such as Dr. Knipping.
Dr. Knipping runs a busy medical practice in Toronto, Canada. He caters to frequent travelers with demanding schedules such as pilots, business executives, and professional athletes. When his patients are diagnosed with severe illnesses, time is of the essence.
“When it comes to clients who can’t afford not to travel, they can’t afford to be out of the boardroom, they can’t afford to delay their training if they’re a competitive athlete—it’s very difficult for them to patiently wait for assessment and guidance.” -Dr. Randy Knipping
Knowing that it could otherwise take months to gain access to a specialist, Dr. Knipping turns to WorldCare and harnesses our trained skill sets and knowledge. The medical second opinions we offer are needed to give a proper and accurate diagnosis and determine the optimal path for recovery. WorldCare even goes the extra step and, if requested, flies global patients to the U.S. We then coordinate treatment for them at top hospitals when needed.
Outcomes for Our Members
Through a partnership with WorldCare, physicians like Dr. Knipping can provide the best care possible and satisfy the unique needs of patients. By utilizing WorldCare’s services such as our medical second opinions, members are given direct access to the kind of cutting-edge medical information that can make a big difference in the functionality of the healthcare system.
For example, consider Angie’s story. She was diagnosed with an uncommon type of tumor. Three oncologists each had varying ideas of what her treatment plan should be. Angie and her family were really scared, confused and felt lost. They were at a fork in the road about what to do. Their lives were put on hold.
After realizing she had access to WorldCare through her employer’s health plan benefits package, Angie called WorldCare right away. A WorldCare Nurse Case Manager walked Angie through the medical second opinion process and collected her medical records and sent everything to Harvard Medical School for a review of her case. Angie received the comprehensive report from WorldCare, which helped her make an informed decision about the best path to pursue, which was surgery. She opted to proceed with following the doctor’s suggestion. Her path is now a lot clearer. She is hoping to have another child and to live life, which is something she was not sure she would be able to do before.
To request more information about our medical second opinions, ROI report executive summary, or information about our other services, contact us today.
Some of our additional resources include a download of “An Institutional Approach to Medical Second Opinions” and a download of “The Tale of Two Healthcare Systems: Fee-For-Service Healthcare vs. Value-Based Healthcare.”