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Why Do Patients Love DermatologistOnCall?

Why Do Patients Love DermatologistOnCall?

Our patients love DermatologistOnCall. Why? Because it’s convenient and quick high-quality care! Our board-certified dermatologists are available 24/7/365 to provide you with a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Healthcare has never been so easy, and you don’t have to take our word for it! See what some of our patients had to say: An online […]

Dermatologist-approved Do’s and Don’ts of Frostbite

Dermatologist-approved Do’s and Don’ts of Frostbite

Winter is here, and that means temperatures have started dropping. When it dips below freezing, it’s crucial to protect your skin from frostbite. We talked with Mark P. Seraly, MD, founder and Chief Medical Officer of DermatologistOnCall, about preventing frostbite and what to do if you experience frostbite symptoms. Read on for our Frostbite FAQs. […]

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

Can Traveling Cause Breakouts?

The holidays are almost here, and that probably means you’ll be doing some traveling. Of course working in teledermatology got us thinking, are you more prone to a breakout when traveling? The answer: YES. But, knowing what makes you prone to breaking out when traveling can help you avoid the problem. Let’s take a look […]

How Can Skin Show Signs of Diabetes?

How Can Skin Show Signs of Diabetes?

In support of World Diabetes Day, we wanted to discuss how diabetes could affect your skin. Did you know that dermatologists are always aware of unusual markings or skin changes that could implicate another medical condition? Being an expert in skin, hair and nail conditions, it is important to see a board-certified dermatologist if you […]

National Healthy Skin Month – Your Checklist for Healthy Skin

National Healthy Skin Month – Your Checklist for Healthy Skin

In case you missed the memo, November is National Healthy Skin Month. Now, we realize there are probably several things that dermatologists tell you to do that are easy to forget about, or quite honestly, you just may not think are that important. So we thought National Healthy Skin Month is the perfect time to […]

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

How to Winterize Your Skincare Routine

You may not be ready to admit it, but colder and dryer weather is just around the corner. So we want to know, is preparing your skin on your winter checklist? You may be thinking about pulling out extra blankets or swapping tank tops for sweaters, but what does your skin need to handle the […]

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 […]

Why are Witches and Warts Often Associated?

Why are Witches and Warts Often Associated?

It’s a good thing we live in today’s modern times of health care awareness! In the 17th century, according to JAMA Dermatology, warts were seen as the “devil’s mark” and help justified accusations of witchcraft. In reality, people may have been more prone to warts back then due to poor hygiene. Another folk belief is […]

Squash Psoriasis Stigmas on World Psoriasis Day

Squash Psoriasis Stigmas on World Psoriasis Day

Did you know that nearly three percent of the world’s population suffers from psoriasis symptoms? Unfortunately, some people still equate psoriasis with being unclean or self-imposed and shun those who endure the chronic condition. Even worse, many people with psoriasis isolate themselves because of a deep sense of shame. It is time to end psoriasis […]

Why Mole Day Isn’t Just for Chemists

Why Mole Day Isn’t Just for Chemists

Anyone who took at least an introductory chemistry class is probably familiar with Mole Day. For me, that always meant a party and no homework (based on my high school chem class); however, since I started working for an online dermatology company, Mole Day has taken on a new meaning. Moles and Melanoma Melanoma, the […]

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