Clinical care for skin, hair, and nail concerns.
Ernest Bloom, MD
- Education: University of California, Davis
- Residency: University of Montreal
- Specialties: Acne, Cosmetic, General/Adult, Geriatric, Pediatric, Cosmetic, Psoriasis, and Procedural_Surgical specialties you currently offer
- Treating patients in: CA
Welcome to my virtual office! I am a board-certified dermatologist providing personalized dermatology care online. Through the DermatologistOnCall platform, I’m able to review, diagnose and treat over 3,000 dermatologic conditions just as I would in the office. Feel confident you are receiving the highest level of care from your home, workplace or even while on vacation!
An online visit with a board-certified dermatologist is $95.
Ernest Bloom, MD provides online dermatology care through DermatologistOnCall. These on-demand virtual visits mirror the treatment you would expect to receive in your dermatologist’s office. Unlike in-person care, no appointment is needed, and you may start your visit at any time.
Online care is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
- Create a patient profile.
- Describe your dermatology concern and upload photos.
- Get your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Dr. Ernest Bloom treats patients from his virtual office in Oakland, CA 94605.
You can start a visit at any time. Because DermatologistOnCall is a store-and-forward platform, there is no need to wait for an appointment. Using the portal, you will tell your dermatologist about your condition and upload 2-9 photos of the affected area. Your dermatologist will then review your information and provide a diagnosis and treatment plan.
After you submit your medical information and photos, you can typically expect your diagnosis and treatment plan within 24 hours or less. All visits are addressed within 3 business days. You may communicate with your dermatologist for up to 30 days concerning your diagnosis and treatment plan using our in-platform messaging tool.
Sample dermatology group can diagnose over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions through their virtual office.
The cost of an online dermatology visit is $95, which includes the diagnosis, personalized treatment plan and if applicable, prescription routing to your pharmacy. The fee does not cover the cost of the prescription(s) or the cost of any follow up visits.
DermatologistOnCall does not accept insurance. However, online care may be covered by certain insurance plans as an out-of-network benefit. You may submit your visit to your carrier for reimbursement. Many of our patients pay for visits using their Health Spending Account (HSA), Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA). Of course, all major credit cards are accepted, too.
No, your $95 visit fee only covers the cost of the diagnosis and treatment plan. You may use any insurance pharmacy benefit to cover the cost of any prescribed medications or devices. Prescription coverage terms vary by insurance carrier. Prescriptions issued by out-of-network providers may or may not be covered by your plan. If you have concerns about prescription drug coverage or are a Medicaid beneficiary, make your provider aware of this during your visit. Please consult with your health insurance carrier for additional details on prescription medication coverage and/or reimbursement.
If your doctor determines that an in-office procedure is needed, please contact our staff to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Additional visit costs or insurance claims will apply.
Yes! Our online dermatology care platform is secure and 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant.
Dr. Bloom is available for online visits and accepting new patients in California.
DermatologistOnCall offers asynchronous visits, you may start your online care at any time - no appointment needed.