Diseases & Conditions Success Stories

Do I Have a Broken Rib?

Wilma used 2nd.MD after suffering a rib injury practicing Jiu Jitsu. Her local doctor thought she had a broken rib, but a 2nd.MD specialist had a different opinion.

Wilma I’ve been doing Jiu Jitsu for three years and I love it. I try to practice most days of the week.

But about a year ago, I injured my rib during training. It hurt quite a bit so I went my local physician. He examined me and took some x-rays and told me I had broken my rib. He also told me that I shouldn’t do Jiu Jitsu for 3 months! I was so upset — because I love Jiu Jitsu and staying fit – that I cried afterwards!

Luckily, I remembered that G&A Partners provides the 2nd.MD benefit to its employees. So I called 2nd.MD and the Care Team helped me find an orthopedic specialist, Dr. Gross. 2nd.MD also delivered all my medical records to Dr. Gross — it was great!

Well, Dr. Gross looked at my medical records and we had a terrific consult. He said I had not broken my rib — it was only separated. He said if I didn’t mind the discomfort, I could continue to train and work out.

It was such a relief to get this news. I did continue to practice and exercise and my rib healed on its own.

I’m so glad I thought of using 2nd.MD. What an amazing service!

– Wilma

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