As a parent, it’s difficult to see your child suffering from a serious illness. MORE Health for Kids provides peace of mind and confidence to help you make the right decisions for your family during this critical time.
88% of second medical opinions result in major changes to the diagnosis or recommended treatment plan. That’s why getting a second opinion from a leading expert is a must.
If your child is facing cancer, surgery, a neurological or cardiac event, or another serious illness, we can help.
While you take time to be with your family, we go to work for you. Our Physician Specialists will review your child’s case through our HIPAA-compliant platform. Then, they will provide you with a second opinion and recommended treatment plan—within 5 days.
Does your company offer the MORE Health Second Opinion Employee Benefit?
MORE Health for Kids is included at no additional charge for MORE Health Second Opinion Benefit Members. This is an employer-paid benefit that your company can offer with its other employee benefits. Contact us—we are happy to reach out to your employer with information.
We offer Expert Medical Second Opinions to individuals on a self-pay basis. You can access our service in the U.S. and internationally. Contact us for more information.
This service is not covered by insurance, but your FSA/HSA funds may cover it.
1. Our Case Manager will explain the process, gather medical records, and select the top Physician Specialist for your diagnosis.
2. Our Physician Specialist will review your case through our digital platform.
3. Within five days, you will receive your second opinion and recommended treatment plan.
The MORE Health mission began with an 18-month-old child facing a rare childhood cancer diagnosis. When physicians declared the case hopeless, a second opinion and new treatment plan from renowned oncologists provided hope. Today that little girl is fifteen, happy, and cancer-free.
As an organization, our mission is to provide individuals access to the best medical minds in the world when they need it most—when facing a serious life-changing illness. Our mission expands with MORE Health for Kids, because every Kid deserves more.
Guiding our mission is Dr. Jonathan Finlay, MORE Health for Kids’ Pediatrician-in-Chief. Dr. Finlay is a world-renowned pediatric neuro-oncologist—or as he likes to call it, “a children’s brain tumor doctor.” Dr. Finlay has over forty years of experience helping children live happy and healthy lives around the globe.
Dr. Finlay is an Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He was also Principal Investigator of NEXT / Head Start 4 Consortium Trial at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Among his many awards, he is the first pediatric specialist to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Neuro-Oncology.
Before Baby Mason was born, a 28-week ultrasound revealed a tumor on the left lobe of his liver. It continued to grow throughout the pregnancy. After Mason’s early delivery, doctors discovered the tumor had started compressing his left kidney and required surgery.
The pathology report revealed an epithelial hepatoblastoma, a very rare liver tumor that primarily affects children three years old and younger. Even though Mason underwent chemotherapy, his numbers didn’t improve.
Mason’s parents turned to MORE Health for a second medical opinion. Our Case Managers immediately contacted two expert physicians, both of whom questioned the original diagnosis. After additional testing, the physicians recommended a different type of chemotherapy than the one he’d previously received. He began tailored C5V adjuvant chemotherapy, which has a proven response rate of up to 95% with minimal side effects.
After six weeks of treatment, Baby Mason’s AFP levels fell, indicating the chemotherapy had worked. Mason was cleared of any spreading of cancer and deemed highly likely to be cured.
When Simon was 13 years old, he suddenly got a severe headache and didn’t feel well. His mother gave him cold medicine, and his symptoms disappeared. A few days later, the symptoms returned with a new intensity, so Simon’s mother took him to the hospital. He underwent an MRI and CT scan that revealed a malignant brain tumor.
Doctors successfully removed the tumor in a craniotomy. The postoperative pathology report confirmed that Simon had a malignant brain tumor called an intracranial germ cell tumor. Simon’s doctors recommended he begin chemotherapy. The treatment significantly reduced his white blood cell count, making him weak and affecting his mental state and appetite.
That’s when Simon’s parents reached out to MORE Health for a second opinion. Our Physician Specialist, a leading expert in germ cell tumors in adolescents, recommended a new treatment option called proton therapy. It was a success. Simon showed no signs of recurrence and was able to return to his active teenage self.