July 2, 2008

Daman Includes Second Opinion Service in Its Enhanced Benefits Plan

Daman includes Second Opinion Service in its Enhanced Benefits Plan - Daman in cooperation with the biggest European private health insurer provides the finest network of medical experts to their customers

As part of its strategy to improve its health insurance schemes and offer its customers the best possible healthcare, the National Health Insurance Company - Daman in cooperation with ArztPartner almeda AG (all shares of ArztPartner almeda AG are held by Deutsche Krankenversicherung AG (DKV), the biggest European private health insurer), has included an exclusive Second Opinion Service in some of its enhanced plans.

Dr. Michael Bitzer, CEO of Daman, commented "Our customers deserve the best care possible, and the VIPmed almeda service will provide them with an exclusive service through their top European medical network."

Daman's Second Opinion Service 'VIPmed almeda' provides access to the ArztPartner almeda network of renowned top medical experts in Europe to obtain a second opinion on diagnosing and treatment recommendations for specific diseases including Alzheimer, Asthma, Atherosclerosis, Benign Brain Tumor, Cancer, Congenital Deformities, Coronary Heart Disease, Complications of Diabetes Mellitus, Complications of Hypertension, Leukemia, Malignant Tumors, Multiple Sclerosis, Major Organ Transplant, Major Trauma, Parkinson's Disease, Paralysis, Severe Burn, Sleep Apnoea, Slipped Vertebral Disk, and Strokes.

"Second opinions are often crucial in the medical field, especially when treating patients with serious illnesses," Dr. Bitzer added. "Through a second opinion the patient will be provided further re-assurance. He can benefit through the huge knowledge of top experts, who confirm their second opinion with the latest scientific papers if required and available."

The VIPmed almeda network consists of over 70 reputable medical experts. Only the top 3 - 5 experts within their respective fields are selected to be part of the network. This constricted selection process guarantees a high quality of service for Daman's customers.

The entire process of applying for this service usually takes an average of 6 11 working days, from the time Daman receives the complete medical information. If additional information or laboratory results are required or if the most appropriate specialists are not immediately available, it can take longer. Insured customers can contact Daman to receive the required forms and any additional information required, through the website, toll free number 800 4 32626, fax no. +971 (2) 614 9787, e-mail : [email protected] or personally by visiting any of Daman's branches. 2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)

Originally published by By Al-Bawaba Reporters.

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