Teledermatology is a subspecialty of dermatology where phones, computers or other devices are used to exchange medical information in order to diagnose and treat various skin conditions.
What conditions/situations are appropriate for a virtual visit?
We can help with acne, rashes, medication follow-ups, and many other skin diseases. New problems or follow up visits are equally appropriate. If we believe a procedure or in-office visit is required, we can schedule that for you during the consultation for a future time when the environment is safer.
Full-body skin screenings, biopsies, and specific mole evaluations are not possible or prudent using this technology. But if you are seriously concerned about a new skin spot or mole, please let us know and we can send you to a coordinated site for care.
For patients currently on “biologics” or “immunosuppressive” medications, Telemedicine visits are a great way to discuss your current care and whether benefits of treatment outweigh the current risks with COVID-19. Do not hesitate to reach out.
Can I use my insurance?
Yes. Medicare and most major commercial insurance companies are covering virtual visits during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
I have an office visit booked while the office is closed for COVID-19. May I switch to a virtual visit instead?
Absolutely. Please call and schedule.
I am a new patient. May I participate in telemedicine?
Yes, new patients may have telemedicine visits by contacting us via text at 773-832-5346 or by calling 773-276-1100 to register.
If you are interested in making a telemedicine appointment, you can:
- Call our office at 773-276-1100,
- Reach out via our Klara messaging platform (preferable) by texting 773-832-5346,
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org