You should also keep in mind that there are other ways of getting a 'second opinion' apart from going to another doctor. Presently, many sources of information can be tapped to verify and countercheck your doctor's opinion; for instance, health books and encyclopedias (all of which are available free at the Health Education Library for People, Bombay) as well as the Internet! For example, you can "Ask the Doctor" at www.flora.org/ask-doctor/, a free site which forwards your medical queries to specialists from all over the world, who then give their respective opinions on your problem. You can also log in to our website – www.healthlibrary.com for any health related queries.
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