Dr. Chen provides telephonic second opinions for those who live outside of the area, cannot travel to San Francisco, or whose time constraints do not allow an office visit. These consultations are not in person and are not considered medical consultations because Dr. Chen cannot physically examine you. However, these can be useful and appropriate for the following situations:
- You are having surgery soon by a surgeon and would like a second opinion prior to having the surgery.
- You would like Dr. Chen to review images and your medical records and review treatment options.
- You are a college or professional athlete in the care of your team physician, college or university and would like an alternate opinion outside of your health team.
If you would like a second opinion via telephone, please email our care coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Second Opinion Consultation."
We will need you to send us previous x-rays, MRIs, photos or videos from prior surgery, relevant medical records and operative reports for review prior to the phone consultation.