4. Your Doctor Doesn’t Value Second Opinions
If you feel that you need a second opinion before following through with a treatment that seems risky or unpleasant, your doctor should respect your wishes. If he or she tries to talk you out of getting a second opinion, that could be a sign that he or she is not being completely open and transparent with you about what is going on.
At the least, your physician not valuing second opinions is a sign of disrespect. At worst, your doctor may have something to hide. If your doctor doesn’t value second opinions, especially if you wish to get one, then it may be time to find a new doctor.