The Leading Virtual Specialist Platform
Get personalized expert advice for every medical decision
Summus enables you to consult by video or phone with renowned specialists from the United States to help you become educated about your health issue within days.
No travel required.
Our World-Class Experts
Summus provides fast, virtual acess to 4,000+ world-class medical experts from 48 top-ranked academic hospitals in the United States. Leading physicians who are on the cutting edge of research and treatment in their respective sub-specialties consult through Summus.
Your Summus team will be comprised of best-in-class clinicians and a dedicated concierge who are committed to high-touch, white glove service.
How it works
Every day, we help our members get to the best medical answers with speed and confidence
*Please note that Summus is not an emergency medicine hotline. If you are facing an emergency health issue, visit the nearest emergency room.
Summus is the leading virtual specialist platform that gives you access to a powerful network of US-based physicians from top-ranked academic hospitals, available by phone or video from anywhere in the world – across all health concerns and within days. Families all over the world use Summus to gain expert insights on chronic conditions, serious and complex diagnoses, current and potential treatment protocols, and surgeries.
Summus MDs are specialists in emergency and internal medicine who are on faculty at leading academic hospitals and trained at top institutions. They will help you and your family work through your health questions and smartly act on your health concerns.
Summus has built a virtual specialist network that enables you to quickly connect with the best doctors in the United States across all areas of specialty medicine. Summus-affiliated physicians are leaders in their respective fields, have thousands of hours of practical experience, are on the cutting edge of research and innovation, and are associated with the best medical institutions and practices. Doctors who join our network are vetted by our in-house medical team. Each physician is board-certified in his or her specialty. Today, the Summus network includes 4,000+ doctors across 48 top-ranked academic hospitals in the US. We also offer select access to international leaders in medicine.
Yes. Summus facilitates Remote Expert Consultations with specialists who are associated with Centers of Excellence across the United States and around the world.
Remote Expert Consultations are in-depth, 45-60 minute consultations by video or voice with expert specialist physicians to help you become as educated as possible about your health issue through direct conversations with top medical experts.
Speaking to a top medical expert through our Expert Consultation service is an easy, 5-step process:
Step 1 — Summus MD Consultation
Speak with a Summus MD to review your health concern, medical history, and preferences. We help gather all requisite medical information.
Step 2 — Medical Records
Upload your relevant medical records to the secure Summus platform.
Step 3 — Expert Match
Our Summus MD will suggest an expert physician from our network based on the condition, your availability, and your preferences.
Step 4 — Consultation Preparation
Your Summus MD shares intake information with your chosen physician ahead of your consultation, and provides you with a set of questions to guide your consultation and help you get the most out of it.
Step 5 — Expert Consultation
You and the consulting specialist engage in a 45-60 minute discussion via video or phone from anywhere in the world. Family members are free to join your consultation through the secure Summus platform.
Summus is available across all diagnoses and medical conditions except for therapeutic mental health. Here are some examples:
Preventive & Ongoing Health
- Sleep disorders
- Pediatric development
- Reproductive health
- Weight management
- Thyroid conditions
Complex & Serious
- Spine conditions
- Neurologic disorders
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s & dementia
You should contact Summus if you are seeking guidance and the best insights on a health question or medical concern. Whether you're facing a recent diagnosis, seeking to learn about managing an ongoing health issue, have questions about surgery, or are trying to understand different treatment options, Summus will help you understand your choices.
No travel is required through Summus. We enable you to consult by video or phone with leading US physicians from anywhere in the world, and within days. We facilitate consultations on behalf of families around the world.
The Summus team will identify medical records for you to upload for your consulting physician’s review. You may access your medical records at any time.
Summus is fully confidential. We handle all of your health information with utmost discretion. We will store your case-related medical records and share them with your consulting physician only with your consent. Summus will not share your information with anyone without your authorization.
Summus has helped people tackle a wide range of health issues, from minor procedures, to understanding the risks and benefits of knee replacement surgery, to supporting informed decisions after a cancer diagnosis.
Here is one member story:
Mariam had made a career out of thriving under pressure and delivering great impact for her team. But an unexpected diagnosis of early-stage pancreatic cancer presented her with a problem she was unprepared to solve. While Mariam knew it was critical to act quickly, she didn't know where to turn. "I knew nothing about my prognosis but needed to make decisions about my treatment plan. Unfortunately, I had very little face time with my doctors, leaving me with the internet to dwell on ten-year-old information." A colleague recommended Mariam reach out to Summus for an Expert Consultation.
"I sent all my information to Summus, and they took care of everything." Mariam's Summus MD and concierge team reviewed her records and prepared a comprehensive list of questions for her consultation. Within three days of contacting Summus, Mariam had an hour-long video call with the Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology at Duke, a world-renowned expert in the clinical study and treatment of pancreatic cancer. "Getting an appointment with this doctor by myself would have required many phone calls and a plane ride back and forth. Summus was able to connect me within days. Our hour-long conversation was frank and illuminating, and covered the spectrum of conventional and unorthodox therapies." Mariam is now undergoing treatment and is upbeat about her progress. "I can't thank Summus enough. I was able to understand my situation and choose the treatment path that was appropriate for me. Most importantly, I gained the peace of mind that my decisions were, in fact, smart ones."
Summus does not replace the relationship you have with your primary care doctor or treating physician. We provide the ability to quickly access information and insight from leading experts. The goal of every consultation is to have an informed next step so you can move forward with confidence. Generally, treating doctors are very open to receiving expertise from leading physicians in their field.
Summus is not an emergency medicine hotline. If you are facing an urgent medical issue, please visit the nearest emergency room. If you are currently in the hospital and immediate medical attention is required, our Remote Expert Consultation service is not available. Once your condition has stabilized and you are no longer in the hospital, Summus can connect you with a top medical expert to discuss your future treatment options.
It does not. We support timely access to world-class specialists who can provide information and insights on recent diagnoses, ongoing health management, surgery considerations and identifying the best courses of treatment. No doctor-patient relationship is established through a telephonic or video consultation with a Summus-affiliated physician.
Summus currently supports expert consultations and medical records in English only.