Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Edine, MN - Jun 07, 2016 - Edina, MN area residents can now benefit from the modern convenience of online visits with Academic Dermatology, thanks to the practice’s new partnership with Iagnosis Inc. The practice’s founder and board-certified dermatologist Whitney D. Tope, MPhil, MD, can now be accessed easily through desktop and mobile apps by patients who desire fast diagnosis and treatment without the appointment wait or travel time for thousands non-emergency skin, hair and nail conditions.
Telemedicine continues to rapidly gain popularity among consumers, and this offering by Academic Dermatology keeps pace by providing time-saving and care access benefits to patients. To use the service, patients simply visit https://patient.academicderm.com or download the Academic Dermatology mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play™.
Academic Dermatology is proud to be on the cutting edge of telehealth and to offer patients this modern service so that they don’t feel the need to go to a non-dermatology specialist just to be seen faster and risk misdiagnosis. A virtual online visit benefits the patient by addressing their medical needs faster and securely.
Dr. Tope says about the practice’s new online visit feature: “Academic Dermatology is proud to be on the cutting edge of telehealth and to offer patients this modern service so that they don’t feel the need to go to a non-dermatology specialist just to be seen faster and risk misdiagnosis. A virtual online visit benefits the patient by addressing their medical needs faster and securely.”
Here’s how it works:
· An online visit with Academic Dermatology guides patients through several simple steps of creating a patient profile, collecting some medical history, uploading photos of the problem condition and getting the patient’s description of the condition.
· After review, the doctor provides a diagnosis and personalized treatment plan within three business days, which includes routing any necessary prescriptions to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.
· When medically necessary, the patient will be referred for an in-office visit.
Among the more than 3,000 conditions for which patients can access the system are acne, rashes, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, toenail fungus, suspicious moles, melanoma and other skin cancers.
The service can also be used by parents or guardians to conduct online visits for children or others, without needing to miss work or school. The online service is also ideal for patients who have difficulty traveling to the office or for those who want to handle follow-up/check-up visits online.
The online visit solution is enabled through Academic Dermatology’s partnership with Iagnosis, the largest provider of a teledermatology-exclusive platform currently used by more than 150 board-certified dermatologists across the U.S. The solution is compliant with HIPAA and HITECH national online healthcare information standards for patient security.
Says Iagnosis’ CEO, Dave Zynn: “We have a track record of partnering with high-quality dermatologists like Dr. Tope and Academic Dermatology, who recognize the need to employ modern solutions to increase patient access to their specialty care. We are very excited about this partnership to bring this benefit to the Edina, MN area.”
Iagnosis, Inc. is focused on delivering faster healthcare treatment to patients through web-enabled solutions. Its flagship product, DermatologistOnCall®, is best-in-class for helping board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. offer patients convenient 24/7 online and mobile access to affordable, high-quality skin, hair and nail medical care. Iagnosis has been recognized in the industry for its innovation and high patient satisfaction ratings, and the company actively partners with physician practices, health systems, retailers, and other organizations to provide comprehensive and personalized care solutions to patients. Visit www.DermatologistOnCall.com to start an online dermatology visit, or www.iagnosis.com for corporate information.
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