With the U.S. facing an ever-increasing shortage of physicians, one pressure (among many) on medical practices today is finding cost-effective ways to see more patients, especially within certain specialties, such as dermatology. According to a 2017 Merritt Hawkins survey, the average wait time to schedule a dermatologist appointment across 15 major markets is 32.2 days. […]
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In June 2016, the American Medical Association published a report titled “Ethical Practice in Telemedicine” that provided a set of guidelines to physicians engaging with patients through online technology, based on whether the physician is simply responding with “advice” or is providing actual clinical services through telemedicine. Our offering at DermatologistOnCall® falls into the latter […]
Last week, our team made the trip to Boston to exhibit at the Summer Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Teledermatology being a fast-evolving solution area for telehealth, it’s always fascinating to us how the conversations about it have been changing over the past few years. Even comparing AAD Summer to the annual AAD […]
Each year, 60% of skin care visits are going to non-dermatologists, which include non-specialists like PCPs, emergency rooms, urgent care clinics, and pharmacy retail clinics. Unfortunately, studies show that treatment by non-specialists leads to delays, misdiagnosis and increased costs for patients. So what can dermatologists, who already have long wait times for patients, do to […]
For over five years, our Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Mark P. Seraly, MD, has utilized online care with DermatologistOnCall to expand his practice and increase patient traffic into his office. How you may ask? Well the answer is quite simple. Dr. Seraly uses online care to reach patients that want: Timely care, and would […]
Every March 30, National Doctors’ Day reminds us all not just of our own docs who take care of our health, but of the tremendous progress that’s been made in healthcare. The next “frontier” is already well underway: Virtual or telehealthcare. Doctors who have already shown their tremendous commitment to education and residency training just […]
We recap the top FAQs we heard from dermatologists and practice managers about teledermatology at the 2016 ADAM and AAD conferences.
Discussing the big benefits to both dermatologist and patient when moving post-procedure check-up appointments to online teledermatology visits.
Following the Nextech EDGE 2016 conference, it’s clear that more providers are amping up their plans for embracing telemedicine.
Hear why offering dermatology services online can only benefit (not hurt) your practice.