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Clinical care for skin, hair and nail concerns.

Julia Kwan, MD

  • Education: New York University
  • Residency: Naval Medical Center San Diego
  • Specialties: Acne, Cosmetic and General Adult Dermatology
  • Treating patients in: CA

Julia Kwan, MD is a board-certified dermatologist who was born and raised in Southern California. After receiving her medical degree from New York University, she served eleven years in the United States Navy. Following a transitional internship in San Diego, she became the general medical officer on an amphibious warship, accompanying it from New Orleans through the Panama Canal to its homeport of San Diego. Upon completing a dermatology residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Kwan was stationed in Pearl Harbor as the active duty staff dermatologist for four years.

An online visit with your board certified dermatologist is $95.

Julia Kwan, MD offers 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.

  1. Create a patient profile.
  2. Describe your dermatology concern and upload photos.
  3. Get your diagnosis and treatment plan.

Dr. Julia Kwan practices from her virtual office in Torrance, CA 90505.

Can I see a dermatologist right now?

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.

How soon can I expect a diagnosis?

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.

Are online dermatology visits only available for certain conditions?

Sample dermatology group can diagnose over 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions through their virtual office.

How much does an online dermatology visit cost?

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.

Is this service covered by insurance?

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.

Are my prescriptions covered?

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.

What if I need a skin biopsy or in-office procedure?

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.

Are my personal health information and photos kept confidential?

Yes! Our online dermatology care platform is secure and 100% HIPAA and HITECH compliant.

Dr. Julia Kwan 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.