Want top-notch dermatological care from the comfort of your couch? Say ‘hello’ to telehealth!
We all know that life can be chaotic. Between work and family commitments, it can often feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day. Trying to fit medical appointments in on top of all your other commitments can also be a juggling act. But telehealth and virtual consultations can give you the same results without having to reorganize your life.
Not only does it save you time, but telehealth and teledermatology appointments can help to keep you and your loved ones safe. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we became more aware of social distancing and how it can prevent the spread of disease. A lot of what we do face-to-face can be done just as effectively online. Telehealth sees that people with urgent health or skincare conditions have access to care without having to leave their homes. This has been particularly helpful for at-risk patients throughout 2020. It will be just as useful to everyone from the elderly, to the frail, to the busy for years to come.
Thinking about taking your dermatology appointments online? Here are three ways that telehealth can help to streamline your life while keeping you, and your skin, healthy.
It can save you time
According to The American Journal of Managed Care Americans spend 2.4 billion hours each year making doctor visits, and only 20% of each visit is actually spent with your healthcare provider. Telehealth consultations allow you to eliminate that wasted 80%. You can claim it back so that you have more time to live your life
It can keep you safe
Now that we know how social distancing can help to prevent the spread of disease, we realize the importance of providing online and telehealth services to those who are sick or elderly. This way they are still able to have healthcare appointments from the comfort of their home and without putting themselves at risk.
It is a great platform for dermatological care
According to research conducted by Kaiser Permanante Northern California many dermatological concerns – as many as 80% of them, in fact – are able to be diagnosed using telehealth services. Just something to think about before you try to factor in time for a face-to-face visit!