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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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Brent Forester, MD


Brent P. Forester, MD, MSc, is an expert in geriatric psychiatry specializing in the treatment of older adults with depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral complications of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. He is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital and medical director for Behavioral Health in Population Health Management at Partners HealthCare. A member of the Board of Directors and current secretary/treasurer of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, he recently completed service as a board director and chair of the Medical Scientific Committee of the Alzheimer’s Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire. Dr. Forester’s research focuses on using brain imaging techniques and careful clinical assessment to better understand the causes of depression and bipolar disorder in later life and to identify promising new targets for effective treatments. He also studies novel treatment approaches to manage the common behavioral complications of dementia, such as agitation and aggression.

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