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Medical Consultation


Primary Care

Family medicine and general practitioners help safeguard the health of the general public. Our general practitioners providing primary care services to the community. You can visit our medical center to enjoy convenient and prompt medical services.​

Second Opinion

A second opinion can be a visit to a physician other than the one a patient has previously been seeing in order to get more information or to hear a differing point of view. Some reasons for which a patient may seek out a second opinion include:

  • The physician recommends surgery.

  • The physician diagnoses the patient with serious illness (such as cancer).

  • The physician recommends treatment for the patient other than what the patient believes is necessary.

  • When a physician recommends elective surgery, it may be required by the insurance plan. In other cases, insurance will not pay for a second opinion.

  • The patient believes he/she has a condition that the physician diagnosed incorrectly or failed to diagnose.

  • The physician himself/herself recommends a second opinion.

Different payment procedures apply to different second opinions. For example, some health plans pay for second opinions for members; many employers offer free second opinion benefits through companies like Grand Rounds or similar companies, and some states have public programs for cancer second opinions.

Chronic Diseases Management

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is ongoing care and support to assist individuals impacted by a chronic health condition with the medical care, knowledge, skills and resources they need to better manage on a day to day basis. This may include regular visits and support from your family physician, another primary care provider, community-based programs or referrals to specialist programs and services.

Chronic disease management includes care and support that is:

  • Proactive

  • Team-based

  • Well integrated with primary care (e.g. your family physician) and the broader community

  • Coordinated across providers and points of care

  • Easily accessible

  • Has a focus on health promotion and well being

  • Encourages involvement of the individual and family in their own care and supports his or her ongoing self management

Interior Health is committed to working with individuals, family physicians and community partners to improve Chronic Disease Management programs and services available to assist those impacted by a chronic health condition live a healthier, longer life.

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