Registered Nurse Robert Mages Responds:
You could also consult your medical insurance representatives, as they sometimes have resources to answer questions on a case by case basis.
If all else fails and you are still concerned, you can get a second opinion from a qualified provider.
Never dismiss a test as unnecessary on your own, as your physician may be looking for other disease processes that they may not have shared immediately.
— Robert Mages, RN
Robert Mages is the Nurse Manager of the Open Heart Unit and Critical Care Unit at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
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