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Asteron Life, Global Diagnosis Group Best Doctors to Team Up

11 February 2013

Asteron Life to Partner with Global Diagnosis Group Best Doctors

Asteron Life is pleased to announce its intention to partner with internationally recognised medical advice group Best Doctors.

Best Doctors taps into the expertise of peer nominated leading specialist experts around the world, to provide patients with the most advanced diagnosis and treatment plans available.

Asteron Life Managing Director David Carter says the partnership between Asteron Life and Best Doctors will provide eligible customers access to some of the best medical minds in the world.

The programme will initially be made available to 25,000 loyal Asteron Life customers whose policies pre-date 2004. The service will be offered at no additional cost to the customer and is scheduled to commence in April 2013.

“We are delighted to be able to reward the loyalty of our customers with this unique and valued programme. We believe it will ensure peace of mind knowing they have received the best medical diagnosis and treatment, when they need it most.”

Carter says Best Doctors suggests an alternative diagnosis in 1 in 6 cases and an alternative treatment plan in 1 in every 3 cases they review in New Zealand.

“We appreciate it is not easy for the New Zealand medical profession at times given the range of diagnosis and treatment options available today. We therefore hope this service will be welcomed not only by our customers, but also by their treating doctors.”

Best Doctors offer a range of services to suit patient needs and timeframes. They assign patients a dedicated member of their New Zealand based medical team to provide guidance and support. The program is not only accessible to eligible Asteron Life clients but also their spouse, partner or any child of which they have legal guardianship.

Best Doctors’ Australasia Managing Director, Darren Reynolds says, “We’re delighted to be partnering with Asteron Life to enable more New Zealanders to access our unique range of services. We’ve already helped hundreds of patients and their treating doctors to gain confidence, clarity and certainty in regards to diagnosis and treatment plans. We now look forward to helping Asteron Life’s loyal customers do the same.”

Best Doctors’ members who have used the InterConsultation service, rate it a 9 out of 10.

The service would be of particular value to patients with unusual or rare medical conditions. Carter says the second opinion from Best Doctors will be confidential to the patient - however they may choose to share it with their doctor, it is up to them.

Best Doctors has a unique global database of more than 53,000 peer nominated medical experts and serves 30 million members in 70 countries. The Best Doctors medical experts have expertise in over 40 specialties and 400 subspecialties.

The concept was founded in 1989 by medical professionals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Best Doctors conducts extensive surveys to identify the medical professionals that other doctors trust and believe are worthy of joining the program. This brings world leading medical advice to your doorstep.

ENDS

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