When confronted with a new diagnosis or treatment, a second opinion from a specialty physician can offer you peace of mind and self-assurance knowing that you are making well-informed decisions about your healthcare.
Yale Medicine offers a second opinion program using PinnacleCare, a confidential healthcare advisor service that can coordinate a second opinion appointment using your mobile phone, tablet or computer. Through PinnacleCare VirtualConnect, you can receive a second opinion from a Yale Medicine specialty physician right in the comfort of your home.
You may feel that you need a second opinion from a physician specialist when you receive a:
New or unclear diagnosis
Change in your treatment plan
Recommendation for a surgery or invasive procedure
PinnacleCare will collect all medical information from your physician and will work with Yale Medicine to find a physician specialist who is best suited to give you an expert opinion on your condition. The second opinion service is completely confidential and is easy to get started.