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Partners Online Specialty Consultations

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 Specialty Consultations 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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Peter Schalock, MD


Peter Schalock M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Linfield College, Oregon and his M.D. from Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon. After an internal medicine internship at Legacy Health System in Portland, Oregon, he completed his residency in dermatology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire. Dr. Schalock is a board-certified dermatologist and an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. He has lectured nationally and internationally on contact dermatitis (rashes caused by something contacting the skin), skin allergy testing for allergic contact dermatitis (patch testing), and rashes caused by workplace contacts (occupational skin disease). Dr. Schalock has a special interest in skin and systemic reactions caused by metal devices. He has also authored numerous scholarly articles, edited a dermatology textbook and co-authored reviews, textbook chapters, and editorials. Professionally, he is a member of the numerous societies including the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Contact Dermatitis Society, where he serves on the Society's Board of Directors and Education Committee. As well as general dermatology, his clinical and academic interests are in allergic contact dermatitis/patch testing, occupational skin diseases (work-related skin conditions, rashes), and Nevi (moles).

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