Second Opinions: Not Just for the Comedian in Your Family

Rodney Dangerfield, the comedian who never got any respect, had a staple joke in his stand-up repertoire that went something like this:

Doctor Vinnie: “You need to lose some weight.” Rodney: “I want a second opinion.”
Doctor Vinnie: “OK, you’re ugly, too.”

Dangerfield levity aside, getting a second opinion is not a laughing matter, and seniors who are facing a serious diagnosis, or who don’t understand a course of treatment, should always seek a second opinion. Many seniors fear “offending” a favorite ...

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