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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with a brain tumor and would like to receive a second opinion from the Penn Brain Tumor Center?

Through our second opinion program, we are now offering remote second opinions to patients from the following states; Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C. 

Seeking the expertise of world-class brain surgeons can be a vital part of making a decision about your care or that of a loved one. The Penn Brain Tumor Center is nationally recognized as one of the best in the nation. The team, made up of neurosurgeons, neurologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, medical oncologists, social workers, nurse navigators, nurse practitioners, and specialists, are experts in diagnosing and treating benign and malignant brain tumors originating in the brain, as well as metastatic cancer that originates outside of the brain.

There are many decisions to make and many feelings to process when you've been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Many individuals seek a second opinion from the Penn Brain Tumor Center to help decide what the best treatment might be. And now this second opinion program is accessible to you online.  

Remote Second Opinion: Eligibility Information

A remote online second opinion is available to select patients*. Please discuss this with your local provider. Due to domestic and international health care regulations, eligibility for an online remote second opinion is based on your geographic location. A Penn Medicine representative will work with you to determine your eligibility based on your geographic location. For more information regarding eligibility, insurance coverage, and any out of pocket costs.

*Eligibility for this second opinion program is only available for patients from the following states; Florida, Georgia, Maryland, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, Washington D.C.

Please note for patients from Pennsylvania we cannot offer this remote second opinion to patients who live in the Philadelphia Region. 

Brain Tumor Second Opinion Instructions

Step 1: Talk to your local provider

Discuss with your local provider why you would like to have a remote online second opinion from Penn Medicine Brain Tumor Center. After reviewing our terms and conditions with your local provider, complete the Second Opinion Consultation Request Documents and have your local provider sign it. Penn Medicine is unauthorized to an online remote second opinion without your physician’s authorization. 

Our Initial consultation documents include:

  • Patient Intake Form and Medical Questionnaire
  • Consult Request Form 
  • Patient Disclaimer Form 
  • Payment Authorization Form 

Step 2: Provide your medical records

Review the Online Remote Second Opinion Checklist with your local provider to determine which medical records are appropriate to send to Penn Medicine. Obtain a copy of those medical records and the requested reports of any diagnostic studies including images or pathology. 

Step 3: Complete the Medical Questionnaire and Patient Intake Form(s)

Complete the online Patient Intake Form. When completed, print and include it with your applicable medical records.

Step 4: Fill out the Patient and Local Provider Disclaimer Form

Carefully review, date and provide your signature on the Patient Disclaimer Form. Also, please have your local provider fill out the consultation request form.  

Step 5: Fill out the Payment Authorization

Complete the online Payment Authorization Form. 

Step 6: Submission of Request to Penn Medicine 

You will be given an access link to upload all requested documents via Penn’s HIPAA secure cloud based system for remote second opinions which will be sent to your email. 

  • Patient Intake Form and Medical Questionnaire
  • Consult Request Form
  • Patient Disclaimer Form 
  • Payment Authorization Form 

Receive your online remote medical second opinion 

Within 7-10 business days of receipt of all necessary documents, a Penn Medicine faculty member will submit your second opinion directly to your referring physician to review.

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