Stay Home with Televisits from DCL
- Posted on: Mar 16 2020
A televisit is a type of medical visit where the patient and doctor interact in real-time via videoconferencing technology. You, the patient, can have your skin complaint evaluated in the comfort of your own home, through one-one-one communication with your dermatologist. If you’ve ever used your smartphone or computer to Facetime, Skype, Zoom, etc, you’re ready for a televisit! It is important to know that we use a HIPAA-compliant, secure electronic health record (EHR) and electronic messaging platform to carry out our televisits and patient communication.
Skin conditions that can be evaluated by a televisit include:
- skin infections
- certain skin lesions
Note: not all skin conditions can be fully evaluated with a televisit. Your dermatologist may therefore recommend a follow-up visit and/or biopsy in the office at a future date. This does not mean that your televisit is wasted, as important and useful information can be gained with every encounter.
Scheduling a televisit is as easy as scheduling an in-office visit. Find out how here.