Our expert says:
Often a second opinion may be a good idea, and any good and sincere shrink should agree to the suggestion and help as needed to make it happen.
As in your ENT example, its best if specialist 2 can discuss the case with specialist 1, especially to get information about how the diagnosis(es) were made, what treatments have been tried, with what benefits or problems, and so on.
I believe any patient has the right to ask for a copy of their records ( though if they're in a typical doctor's handwriting, they may be inscrutable, even if you're really good at scruting ! ). But any responsible doc should be prepared to write a short summary of medication details, etc., for you to use ; and shouldn't be really hurt if you explain that you'd like to set your mind at rest by having a fresh view of the situation.
Kitty would rather, I suspect, find a way to take off her fur coat in this hot and humid weather.
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