Second Opinion Program

When diagnosed with a serious cardiovascular health issue, it is important to be sure you fully understand your condition and all available treatment options. Getting a second opinion can provide peace of mind and confidence that you have been diagnosed appropriately and understand of all your treatment options.

At our Heart Centers, we provide confidential patient-to-doctor consultations to help patients make the best choice for their care.
With a second opinion, individuals will benefit from a face-to-face meeting with a cardiovascular specialist to discuss the prescribed treatment method and learn about potential alternatives offered at RWJBarnabas Health. To speed up the appointment process, please gather the following information:
  • Your contact information including home address, email address, and phone numbers (home, cell, work)
  • Current diagnosis information and information on any treatment you’ve already received
  • Your referring physician's information including name, address, and phone number
  • Your primary care physician’s information (if it’s different from your referring physician or specialist's information) including name, address, and phone number
  • The name, address, and phone number of any specialist you’ve seen (if that specialist is different from either your primary care physician or referring physician)
  • Your health insurance information including name on the policy, employer of policy holder, policy number, birth date of policy holder, insurance subscriber ID and your insurance company’s customer service/provider inquiry phone number
  • Your Social Security number and date of birth

RWJBarnabas Health physicians recognize that your primary physicians play a vital role in your decision making process. At your request, our physicians will make it a priority to promptly communicate their findings and treatment recommendations to your primary doctor. We appreciate the opportunity to collaborate with you in your care.

Call us at 888-724-7123 to request an appointment.

Someone will return your call within 24 hours. We are committed to scheduling your consultation within 5 working days of your call.

Please provide as much information as you can about your diagnosis, previous diagnostic testing, and treatment. You will be scheduled with the specialist who can best address your condition.