Telemedicine Appointments

TELEDERMATOLOGY FAQ
What is Teledermatology?

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: