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When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

When Everyone Depends on You, Depend on DermatologistOnCall

According to a Pew Research Center Survey, 47% of American adults in their 40s and 50s are simultaneously raising children and caring for aging parents. Dubbed the “sandwich generation,” millions of middle-aged adults are now leading incredibly hectic lives. These individuals are balancing after-school activities, three generations of health decisions, and their own employment obligations. […]

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids: A Primer

Retinoids are an increasingly hot topic in skin care. Effective in treating acne, psoriasis, and in warding off the signs of aging, these topical and oral medications are skyrocketing in popularity in both prescription and over-the-counter formulations. Despite their ubiquitous presence on drug store, beauty specialty shop, and pharmacy shelves, there is a lot of […]

After Acne: Dealing with Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

After Acne: Dealing with Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH)

After an acne flare, many patients find themselves plagued by brownish or purple spots on the skin. Unlike scars, which are either raised or indented areas due to changes in the skin’s collagen, these are flat discolorations where blemishes once were. This common condition is known as Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is a direct […]

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. […]

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