Benefits of a Second Opinion with Partners Online Second Opinions

For over 15 years, Partners HealthCare and its affiliated hospitals have provided patients and their families with answers to their medical questions, new treatment options, and often, peace of mind. Partners Online Second Opinions has made it easier for patients and their physicians to access world-renowned specialists without the need for travel. In the time it would take you to travel for an in-person appointment with a specialist and receive their recommendations, your remote consultation could already be completed. Our service allows you to remain in your local community, among familiar faces and surroundings, while still getting an expert to review your pertinent medical information in detail.

Partners Online Second Opinions has helped thousands of patients with formal reviews of their radiology, pathology and medical records. In fact, for 90% of the cases reviewed by our specialists, an alternative treatment plan or therapy was recommended. Additionally, for 5% of the cases reviewed, a new diagnosis was offered to the patient.

Here are some examples of how a second opinion through Partners Online Second Opinions may benefit you:

  • Determine the appropriateness of current or recommended therapy or treatment plans
  • Review of alternative therapy and treatment options
  • Medication management recommendations
  • Review of non-surgical interventions
  • Pain management strategies
  • Diagnosis evaluation
  • Avoid unnecessary medical costs and treatments