Teledermatology allows patients and dermatologists to communicate and exchange medical information from a distance using technology, such as video conferencing.
Due to the visual nature of many skin conditions, teledermatology can be a valuable tool for those who need to be seen by a dermatologist, but don’t have ready access to one. Additionally, teledermatology can often be utilized to monitor or follow-up with patients who have certain chronic conditions, in order to ensure that their treatment plan is working effectively.
During COVID-19, ClearlyDerm is utilizing teledermatology to serve new and existing patients with the highest level of skin care, from the comfort and safety of their own homes.
Learn more about the skin conditions we can potentially evaluate and treat through our online services, as well as the benefits of choosing teledermatology with ClearlyDerm.
When you call to schedule an appointment, we’ll discuss the reason for your visit and assess whether it’s a good fit for teledermatology.
Some of the conditions we can evaluate and potentially treat using teledermatatology include:
Some services and conditions may require an in-person visit. For example, full-body exams cannot be done via teledermatology and will be deferred for a few weeks. Additionally, moles and other single-spot lesions are difficult to evaluate via teledermatology and will likely require in-office visits. Wound care will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis, as in-office lab cultures may be necessary.
Teledermatology appointments save you a trip to the dermatologist’s office, allowing you to attend a brief virtual appointment and then get right back to your day. They also give you access to board-certified dermatologists who may be in a completely different zip code or state than you.
Some of the other benefits of teledermatology with ClearlyDerm include:
Before your teledermatology visit, make sure to write down your symptoms. It’s also important to take clear, up close pictures and send those to us ahead of the video call. If you take a picture, it’s much easier for us to diagnose virtually. The provider will then use the video component to talk through your symptoms and potential treatment.
For the best digital photos, make sure to:
Follow these additional tips to take the best photos possible.
Prior to your teledermatology appointment, we’ll ask you to send us these pictures. This allows us to assess your symptoms and the images in advance so that we can come to your virtual visit with feedback and recommendations for next steps.
We look forward to seeing you!
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