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

Lee Kaplan, MD

Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, is Director of the MGH Weight Center and the Obesity Research Center, Associate Chief for Research of the MGH Gastroenterology Unit and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaplan graduated from Harvard University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kaplan’s clinical expertise is in the areas of gastrointestinal and liver diseases, with a particular focus on viral hepatitis, metabolic and fatty liver disease, gastrointestinal endocrine tumors, and obesity. The author of more than 100 published papers, he has a special interest in the causes and complications of obesity and the development of new and more effective preventive strategies and therapies for this problem. His current research is focused on the regulation of body weight, the mechanisms of weight loss and improvement in insulin sensitivity after gastric surgery, and the causes and treatment of fatty liver disease.

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