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UC San Diego Health System physicians and surgeons are pleased to partner with physicians abroad to help confirm a diagnosis and treatment plan, or recommend additional treatment options.
Our Second Opinion Medical Consultation (SOMC) Program is an excellent option for physicians who want to offer their patients all possible options for care. The SOMC program is designed to be an extension of your practice. UC San Diego Health System physicians and surgeons will work with you to review your patient's medical history and diagnostic records, and help to give your patients confidence in your recommended course of treatment. We work directly with physicians because we recognize that only you are uniquely qualified to interpret our medical opinion and devise a treatment plan best suited to your patient’s condition.
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(For the Letter of Agreement, please replace the highlighted field with the patient information and have an authorized representative (either the patient or an individual or family member on behalf of the patient) sign and date the form, and submit along with the credit card form, informed consent form and the patient’s medical files for review.
Due to United States Customs regulations, please write the following on the pathology slide/block commercial invoice: “Slides and/or paraffin blocks (and corresponding pathology reports) of non-infectious and non-contagious human tissue taken from the ____________ (name of organ or tissue) which are fixed and/or preserved in paraffin. This specimen has never been cultured. It is for review by the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego. The value is US$1.00.” This will help to avoid processing delays at Customs.
Attn: Program Manager
UCSD Health Sciences International
Second Opinion Consultation Service
8950 Villa La Jolla Drive, Suite B225
La Jolla, CA 92037-0989
Or, email to: email@example.com
It is imperative that all documents included are accurate and current, as the second opinion consultation is based on this information. Once the packet is approved by the SOMC office, the second opinion process will begin.
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