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What Do Consumers Think About Telemedicine

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. […]

The Ethics of Practicing Teledermatology: What’s Important to Us?

The Ethics of Practicing Teledermatology: What’s Important to Us?

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 […]

Teledermatology Questions that Were a “Hot” Topic at AAD Summer

Teledermatology Questions that Were a “Hot” Topic at AAD Summer

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 […]

Can Your Dermatology Practice Better Utilize Mid-levels with Teledermatology?

Can Your Dermatology Practice Better Utilize Mid-levels with Teledermatology?

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 […]

How Can Your Practice Incorporate Online Visits Into Patients’ Lifecycles?

How Can Your Practice Incorporate Online Visits Into Patients’ Lifecycles?

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 […]

On National Doctors’ Day, We Marvel at Providers for Their Commitment

On National Doctors’ Day, We Marvel at Providers for Their Commitment

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 […]

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