Distressed by the news that he needed open heart surgery, Jim wondered if there was a more conservative approach.
Jim, the 69-year-old father of a 2nd.MD member, was unsure if surgery was even needed.
Our 2nd.MD specialist suggested that Jim first consider speaking with his provider about the value of a cardiac cath procedure prior to any surgery. This type of procedure would rule out coronary artery disease and possible blockages.
Jim reported plans to forego the initially proposed surgery. He was relieved he reached out to 2nd.MD and has decided to pursue conservative options.
“The specialist explained things clearly and I felt comfortable after talking with him.”
“Ashley, the nurse, was very helpful and called me a number of times.”