Do you need to see a dermatologist but don’t have time to wait in your doctor’s office? Well, you now have the option of consulting with a dermatologist online. You don’t need to wait for an in-person appointment with the doctor to discuss skin issues, giving you sleepless nights. You can now fix an online dermatologist consultation.
- 1 Benefits of consulting a dermatologist online
- 2 Conditions that permit dermatologist video call
- 2.1 Frequently Asked Questions
- 2.2 What are the steps to booking an online video call?
- 2.2.1 What types of appointments can I schedule as video visits?
- 2.2.2 What can I expect when I schedule a video visit?
- 2.2.3 How can I prepare for my video visit?
- 2.2.4 Do I have to meet in-person with the dermatologist before an online video visit?
- 2.2.5 Will my insurance plan cover a video visit?
- 2.2.6 What if I don’t have insurance?
- 2.2.7 Can I trust online consultation over in-person?
- 2.2.8 Can I schedule a video visit for my child?
However, note that you will need to physically visit a dermatologist if you need to run a full-body cancer check and other skin emergencies. But for chronic conditions like acne, psoriasis, rash, rosacea, you can always talk to a dermatologist online.
Benefits of consulting a dermatologist online
There are numerous benefits of asking for an online dermatologist prescription than having to book a physical appointment.
Getting a physical specialist care could take months of wait time. Getting an appointment isn’t always easy, especially for people living in rural areas.
Even after getting an appointment, if the patient’s skin condition does not improve after the initial treatment, the patient will have to book for a new appointment. Think about all the wasted time, while the condition probably gets worst causing discomfort to the patient.
With virtual dermatologist consultation, you can get urgent care, within hours, instead of waiting for weeks. The progress of the treatment is also monitored through close surveillance.
You also do not have to spend hours commuting. Patients who have to see a dermatologist physically might have to take a day off because of the amount of time they will spend commuting to the clinic and the time they’ll have to wait for their turn.
Severe skin conditions require timely diagnosis and treatment, especially when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma. And online dermatologists can diagnose such conditions through an online consultation.
How online dermatologist consultation work
Patients can choose to do a dermatologist video or telephone call. If you have a skin condition, you will like the online dermatologist to see and diagnose, request a video call. But if you have already gotten the diagnosis and only want to make a few more complaints, you can choose a telephone call.
It would be best if you had a smartphone, tablet or computer to make a video consultation. The clinic will send you a video link where you will click to join the virtual conference. Here you can discuss all your skin issues from the comfort of your home.
But understand that not all skin conditions can get diagnosed through video calls. Some might require you to book a physical appointment.
Conditions that permit dermatologist video call
The following skin conditions can get diagnosed and treated over a video call consultation:
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You can also make online consultation for medical procedures scheduled for a later physical visit. Some of them include:
- Laser treatments
- Acne scare treatment
- Mole removal
- Aesthetic treatments
Other conditions like full body checks, hair loss, mole checks, and severe skin conditions require a physical examination. However, to feel at ease, you can first have an online consultation to schedule a physical appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you still have some questions about online dermatological consultation? Here are some of the frequently asked questions. You will find the answers you need.
What is an online video visit?
Online video visit means discussing your skin issues with your dermatologist through video calls with the help of your mobile device or computer. And from the comfort of your home.
It is like a visit to the clinic; only this is done remotely. So, it would help if you prepared like you would when going for a physical visit.
How can I schedule a video visit?
Please call +1(888) 695-9859, +1(888) 569-9859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also book online to schedule an online appointment
What are the steps to booking an online video call?
- Step 1 – Register now
Setting up your secure account only takes a minute.
- Step 2 – Request a visit.
You can have a doctor visit right away or schedule an appointment – all by phone, computer, or our app.
- Step 3 – Feel better.
Get treated by one of our doctors who can prescribe medication if necessary.
What types of appointments can I schedule as video visits?
You can schedule appointments for diagnosis and treatment of dermatology issues like psoriasis, acne and so on.
You can also schedule follow-up visits, cosmetic regimen consultation, and post-operative appointments.
As long as the specialist can access the symptoms, make a diagnosis, and recommend treatment of the condition, you can schedule a video visit.
What can I expect when I schedule a video visit?
During the video visit, you’ll be conversing with a Dermatologist “live” through video calls. You can receive the call from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. You’ll find out more about what to expect after booking the online consultation.
How can I prepare for my video visit?
You will need to find a quiet spot in your home where you’re sure you can make the video call without interruption. Ensure you have no makeup on, and wear loose clothes. Prepare how you would when going to a physical dermatologist visit.
Do I have to meet in-person with the dermatologist before an online video visit?
No, your first consultation can happen online. But you can also make an appointment for a follow-up visit.
Will my insurance plan cover a video visit?
You will need to check with your insurance provider to see if it covers telehealth visits. Do this before booking an appointment.
What if I don’t have insurance?
Patients do not need insurance to book an appointment. A designated doctor’s note will accompany all symptoms and diagnosis for schools, employers or pharmacies.
Video chat or phone consultation in real-time is $10 per call*. But access to the platform is less than $1 per day** in membership fees.
Can I trust online consultation over in-person?
Although some skin conditions require you to see a dermatologist in person, consulting them online is also safe and convenient.
Can I schedule a video visit for my child?
Yes, you can.
Last updated: January 2021