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Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center offer second opinions, the process of seeking an evaluation by another medical specialist in the field.
Physicians at the Massachusetts General Hospital Fireman Vascular Center review patients’ diagnoses and treatments during second opinion appointments. Second opinions offer a different perspective on a condition that has previously been assessed and may benefit patients with complex vascular conditions as well as those who have common conditions but are seeking more information.
To request a second opinion, please contact our nurse coordinator at 877-644-8346 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The nurse will request information about your condition or symptoms and make a timely appointment with the most appropriate vascular specialist.
You can also request an appointment online. The form will be transmitted securely and confidentially to our nurse coordinator. Once we receive your appointment request, our nurse coordinator will call and ask you to:
Second opinions offer a different perspective on a condition that has previously been assessed. By asking a different physician to look at your case, you may learn new ways to treat your condition or simply obtain reassurance that your current treatment plan is the most appropriate.
Second opinion appointments are usually covered by health insurance, but we recommend that you contact your health insurance provider to verify prior to scheduling an appointment. You may also contact the Massachusetts General Hospital Financial Services Office at 617-726-2191 for additional assistance.
The Fireman Vascular Center nurse coordinator will provide a fax number. Please fax all prior medical information, including:
Our specialists will do their best to avoid repeat testing, but there may be times when additional tests are needed in order to assess a condition. To avoid repeating a test, it is important that you obtain all available clinical information and records prior to making a second opinion appointment.
Massachusetts General Hospital Main Campus55 Fruit Street Boston, MA 02114Phone: 617-726-2000
Fireman Vascular Center physicians are located throughout the main hospital building in Boston and at Mass General West in Waltham
Parking at the main campus is available at the Fruit Street, Parkman Street, Yawkey Center garages or at the Charles River Plaza parking lot. Valet service is also available at the entrances to the Wang and Yawkey buildings. View a map with available parking areas
There is ample, free parking at our Waltham office.
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