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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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David Ring, MD


David Ring, MD: Director of Research, Hand and Upper Extremity Service, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital. Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ring is was educated at the University of California at San Diego, both undergraduate and medical school, and trained in orthopaedic surgery and hand and microvascular surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ring has published over 150 scientific articles and a commonly used textbook on hand and wrist surgery. He is an internationally renowned educator, participating in dozens of national and international conferences each year. He has received numerous awards and honors, most recently being elected to the prestigious American, British, and Canadian Exchange Fellowship (2005), the oldest and most prestigious traveling fellowship in the world. Dr. Ring’s treats the full spectrum of arm problems with a special clinical, teaching, and research interest in fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction (stiff elbows, nonunion, and heterotopic bone for example) and a research interest in the psychosocial influences on arm illness.

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