Apollo Hospitals collaborates with Cleveland Clinic to offer international second opinion services to patients
Apollo Hospitals Group has established a partnership with ‘The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic’ to provide worldwide second opinion services to their patients, which is a first in India. Doctors at Apollo will be able to cooperate with premier medical specialists at Cleveland Clinic to analyze challenging situations and design the best treatment strategy as a result of this partnership.
“At Apollo, we strive to break all barriers that come in the way of patients getting nothing but the best care. Empowering our doctors with global peer support in ratifying the diagnosis and exploring innovative management plans is one step in that direction,”said Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group.
“this association aims to bring together world-class medical and surgical opinions, so that patients at Apollo may get the best possible treatment, promptly,”Dr. Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director at Apollo Hospitals said.
“We’re excited to collaborate with Apollo Hospitals on this initiative, which acutely supports The Clinic’s vision of expanding access to the world’s best clinical expertise. This new collaboration will help empower Indian patients to work closely with their physician at Apollo Hospitals who can tap into the expertise of Cleveland Clinic’s physicians in a way that can enhance patient outcomes and care coordination,”said Frank McGillin, CEO of The Clinic by Cleveland Clinic.
Anyone interested in getting a second opinion from a professional on the other side of the world can contact an Apollo consultant and show interest in the service. Under the patient’s consent, Cleveland Clinic will share the patient’s medical information with The Clinic, and a conference call between the international medical expert and Apollo consultants will be scheduled in the patient’s presence. The foreign doctor will share insights in the form of a written opinion with the Apollo consultant, who will further discuss and decide the best course of therapy for the patient based on the patient’s health history and case discussion with the Apollo consultant.