Telemedicine arrives at Miller Family Dermatology
What is telemedicine and how can it keep you healthy?
Simply put, telemedicine is medical care facilitated by technology that does not require the patient and the caregiver to be in the same room. This includes store-and-forward telemedicine (email or portals) and real-time virtual visits by one of many video services. The technology to perform high-quality patient-caregiver interactions has existed for nearly two decades, but was never widely adopted because insurance carriers did not want to provide coverage. The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to the erasure of this obstacles.
What are my options for teledermatology visits?
At this time our only option is Zoom Video
This is a telemedicine real time virtual visit. Think of this like FaceTime or video conferencing. Both parties need to be present at the same time to have the interaction. The main advantage is that these virtual visits are now covered as an in-person visit and can be billed through insurance. This type of visit requires the use of the Zoom.us app – available online via any web browser or via a mobile device using an iOS or Android app. You do not need a Zoom account.