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COVID-19 has brought a rising demand for virtual office visits. So, what exactly is teledermatology + how does it work?
What is Teledermatology?
Teledermatology is an e-health approach to dermatology visits which can be offered through audio, visual and data communication.
How it Works
There are a few different methods to transmit data through teledermatology.
This process includes the patient sending digital images of their skin concern along with pertinent medical information to the doctor.
Once received, your doctor can develop a treatment plan for you.
Real-time teledermatlogy is another method where patient and provider are able to connect through video technology for their session.
This mode is effective, but can be costly for both provider and patient.
What are the Advantages of Teledermatology?
Teledermatology offers many benefits including performing as an effective strategy to diagnose and treat patients during COVID-19.
For patients who require more than a virtual appointment has to offer, teledermatology can be an effective tool to guide that patient to the proper health channels to be treated by a specialist.
Additionally, teledermatology has been used as an effective way to continue medical education for health care professionals and medical students.
Who Can Benefit from Teledermatology?
While Teledermatology may not be the solution for everyone, it is a great strategy for patients to get the care they need.
COVID-19 has reduced a patient’s ability to leave their home for minor dermatology concerns.
Teledermatology offers a solution for the patient to get the help they need, without risking exposure to the coronavirus.
Additionally, teledermatology provides a safe and time efficient way for busy doctors to treat patients who may have lower priority issues during this time.
Schedule a Virtual Consultation
At Integrated Dermatology of Reston, we are proud to offer virtual consultations for our patients during COVID-19.
To schedule your virtual consultation, visit our website today.