Partners Online Second Opinions

For those with complex medical questions or concerns, looking for answers or alternatives, or simply peace of mind – we are here to help.

Partners Online Second Opinions has provided thousands of patients and physicians remote access to the many specialists affiliated with Partners HealthCare, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated healthcare delivery system, based in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Partners HealthCare network includes top hospitals in the United States, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Many of our specialists are world-renowned experts in their field, and are available to review medical history and related materials, and provide you with a written consultation report.

When you are faced with decisions regarding a new diagnosis or treatment plan, having another expert opinion is the first step towards getting the care you need.

For 200 years, patients have been traveling to Boston to get some of the best care in the world. Now you can access this expertise from the comfort of your home.

Featured Specialist

Paul Nghiem, MD

Dr. Nghiem is a dermatologist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who specializes in skin cancers and is a recognized specialist in Merkel cell carcinoma in the Harvard medical system. He has cared for over one hundred patients with MCC and has read, lectured and written about this rare and challenging disease. Dr. Nghiem conducts basic science research on cancer biology at the Cutaneous Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. His contributions to the MCC literature can be viewed at his laboratory website at http://www.pnlab.org. Dr. Nghiem is interested in defining the optimal treatment for MCC. Towards that end, he is maintaining a clinical database and tumor bank to better analyze this rare disease. In addition, he will be leading genetic studies to further understand the biology of MCC.

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