Get yourself into doctors’ systems

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In case you have identified the best doctor in the world for your child, try to get yourself into his/her patient’s system by getting their second opinions at an early stage. In case you will need such a connection in the future, processes will be MUCH faster and easier when you already have a patient identification number with all the medical information already in their system.
If you travel abroad, use your time to meet with leading doctors face to face and establish your network for future needs.

Always think forward and prepare for future needs: in case there will be an escalation down the road, this will save your child precious time, save you the need to go through bureaucracy and will allow a direct channel of communication with the best doctor for your child.