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More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

More Than Just a Red Face: Seven Signs of Rosacea

Sixteen million Americans suffer from rosacea, yet we know very little about this condition that is frequently mistaken for acne or an allergic reaction. Experts are unsure as to what exactly causes rosacea but suspect that certain environmental and hereditary conditions may play a part. While rosacea is more common in women than men, men […]

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

What is phototherapy, and how does it work?

By Charlene V. Kakimoto, MD Chief Medical Officer, Clarify Medical Light therapy, also known as phototherapy, is the use of ultraviolet (UV) light for its healing effects. Phototherapy has been used worldwide for nearly a century to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, vitiligo and severe eczema. While many treatments decrease the overall immune […]

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 […]

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

DermatologistOnCall is Making Headlines

In the last month, we’ve announced two new relationships that are making headlines across the US: Walgreens Walgreens‘ website and mobile app now features access to skin care services for those looking to get quick, affordable dermatology questions answered when they can’t get access to a skin care specialist. Through our new relationship, Walgreens will […]

Why You Should See a Dermatologist Every Year

Why You Should See a Dermatologist Every Year

It shouldn’t surprise you that we love teledermatology. We truly believe the telemedicine industry can bring life-saving care to patients who may not be able to access healthcare, whether because of cost, distance or availability. However, that doesn’t mean we believe that teledermatology “appointments” should replace your yearly in-office visit with a dermatologist. It is […]

How to Fit a Doctor’s Appointment into Your Busy Schedule

How to Fit a Doctor’s Appointment into Your Busy Schedule

Getting an in-office appointment with a board-certified dermatologist is hard. On top of that, appointments that work for doctor’s office can be challenging to fit into a busy schedule. Because of this, we know that many patients turn to other options, like visiting a primary care physician, urgent care clinic or even leaving conditions untreated. […]

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

Is College Bad for Your Skin?

As you prepare to move away from home, you may be worried about things like buying books, meeting a new roommate or who you’ll know in your classes. What most people fail to think about are the conditions you’ll face in college that can be harmful to your skin. Take a minute to browse through […]

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 […]

You Don’t Have to Take Our Word for It, Just Listen to Our Patients

You Don’t Have to Take Our Word for It, Just Listen to Our Patients

For years, the DermatologistOnCall network of board-certified dermatologists has been successfully treating thousands of patients online. Not sure if healthcare can be as easy as we say it is? Why not hear from some of our recent patients that were diagnosed, treated and counseled online: You can also visit our Patient Successes page to watch […]

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