Meet the Medical Advisory Board II

Next up in our Meet the Medical Advisory Board series is Dr. Doris K. Cope, who is dual-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Management of pain and pain medication poses a significant challenge for so many, especially as the aging population continues to face chronic problems over longer periods of time.

In the video below she briefly shares some of her thoughts on the role of Best Doctors, the biggest health care challenges, and physician collaboration…

Whenever I get to speak to or interview physicians we work with, I like to ask for their perspectives on second opinions. One of the concerns we hear most often from members seeking second opinions is they don’t want to be seen as offending or challenging their treating physician with another doctor’s opinion. But Dr. Cope points out what so many other doctors have acknowledged – that as long as it’s a legitimate opinion, doctors tend to welcome the opinion as a collaborative effort … and the patient/member is ultimately the beneficiary of that collaboration.

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