Greg: Where are you going?
Anne: I’m going to see another doctor to get a second opinion. My doctor diagnosed me with a serious medical condition and I don’t want to take it at face value.
Greg: You’re second-guessing your doctor?
Anne: No, I just want to make sure he’s right. He’s also recommending a conservative treatment for this condition, and if I really have it, I want to be more aggressive.
Greg: Doesn’t your doctor mind that you’re getting a second opinion?
Anne: No, he even gave me a recommendation for another specialist.
Greg: What’s all of that?
Anne: This is a complete set of my records along with my test results. I’m hoping he’ll have a fresh perspective when he looks at all of it and my patient history.
Greg: What are you hoping he’ll find?
Anne: The best-case scenario is that he’ll find that my doctor was wrong and that I don’t really have this condition.
Greg: If he tells you that, wouldn’t you be dubious? You’ll have one doctor telling you that you have it and one telling you that you don’t.
Anne: Then, it would be time for a third opinion.
1. second opinion 其他人的意见，补充性意见
2. medical condition 医疗状况，身体状况
3. to take it at face value 只看表面现象
4. patient history 病例，病史
5. best-case scenario 最好的情况，最好的情景