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Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

Men: Does Your Skin “Got Game” During Playoff Season?

It’s fun to tease men as a group for being doctor-shy, so add in the distraction of NFL playoff season, and there’s another reason that can be used for putting off care. It’s more comfortable in that “man cave” anyway, right? But men are just as susceptible to skin, hair and nail medical conditions as […]

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. […]

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

Five (Achievable) Skincare Resolution Ideas for 2017

According to an article from Forbes, estimates say more than 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. However, research suggests that just 8% of people reach their New Year’s goals. So why the big discrepancy? One thought is that people set goals that are too difficult or too unattainable. With that in mind, we put […]

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

How Does Sleep Affect Your Skin?

You’ve probably heard that today is the winter solstice, which is important to me because it means today is the shortest day/longest night of the year. If you’re anything like me, you may find it hard to accomplish anything tonight. When it gets dark so early, all I want to do is sleep. My motivation […]

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 […]

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