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    Diseases & Conditions Success Stories

    Virtual Consult from Hospital

    Virtual Consult Hospital

    Following an accident with a tractor, a 47-year-old member with a fractured back reached out to 2nd.MD from the hospital where he had been admitted. His treating physician had recommended a procedure in which bone cement would be injected into his backbones to stabilize his back.   

    Using the 2nd.MD mobile app, the member was able to speak with a top neurosurgeon who educated him on more conservative treatments such as wearing a back brace along with pain management. The specialist also suggested that the member discuss with his local doctor doing follow-up x-rays and MRI’s every 3-6 months to watch for early signs of his spine curving. 

    The member expressed his appreciation for the service and ease of the virtual consult. He decided he would try a brace and would plan to forgo any surgery at this time.

  • Her Dream Lives On
    Success Stories

    Her Dream Lives On

    When a member reaches out, usually they have lost hope about their future due to their condition. After Nancy’s consult, her dream lives on! Nancy (60+ years-of-age) was still suffering from…

  • Nodules on Thyroid
    Diseases & Conditions Success Stories

    Nodules on Thyroid

    Multiple nodules appeared on Maggie’s thyroid for years! Although every biopsy came back benign, her physician recommended she have surgery to remove them. Maggie needed clarity of the procedure and risks involved…