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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
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Michael Fifer, MD


Dr. Fifer is an expert in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1974 and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1978. He was an intern and resident in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and a cardiology fellow at Brigham and women's Hospital, completing his training in 1984. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Cardiovascular Diseases. Since 1984, he has been a staff cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is presently director of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program and of the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Dr. Fifer is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an Associate Editor at Circulation. Dr. Fifer's areas of expertise include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in general and alcohol septal ablation in particular.

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