Due to the current pandemic, getting medical care is a little more complicated than it used to be. Many medical practices have switched to telehealth, offering as many services as possible via video conferencing. Patients have access to amazing technology right at their fingertips, and telehealth appointments can be facilitated using a smartphone, tablet, or computer. At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we can make dermatological visits easier with telehealth. No matter where you are, you can schedule time to speak to a dermatologist about your skin or body concerns. Telehealth has many advantages for patients to consider, including:
- Timelier access to dermatologists
- The ability to video conference from work, school, or home
- Appointments on your schedule, no matter where you are
- Services for patients who are high-risk or do not have transportation to and from a dermatology office
- Saves time, money, and energy for patients
Skin evaluations by phone
Because a large part of dermatology is physical examinations for definitive diagnosis of skin disorders, it’s easier than ever to see a doctor with telehealth. The video screen on your phone, tablet, or laptop allows the doctor to see the concern and provide a diagnosis quickly and easily without ever having to step foot in the dermatology practice. Some of the skin conditions that can be diagnosed over telehealth options include:
- Hair loss
- Cold sores
Many of these conditions can be addressed with medication. If our dermatologist gives you a diagnosis of your condition that can be improved using prescription medications, we can easily send off your prescription to your local pharmacy for simple pickup at your convenience. If you require further evaluation, we will arrange for a visit to our practice if necessary. In our facility, we are taking great care in ensuring safety and health by following strict protocols and recommendations by the CDC.
Interested in telehealth?
Many concerns can be evaluated through video conversations with a dermatologist. At Georgia Dermatology Partners, we are making sure our patients have access to our team while ensuring their health and safety during this unprecedented time. If you are interested in learning more about obtaining care via telehealth, we welcome you to call our main line at (770) 972-4845 to request a video appointment.
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