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The New Normal: Teledermatology Consultations

We’ve been hearing the term “New Normal” these days because as everyone has feared, it seems like everything will not go back to old normal with everything that’s been happening. With the new introduction of the term comes a new set of rules and processes that everyone is trying to adjust to. Everyone has to learn new ropes when it comes to doing even just the simplest tasks.

However difficult the adjusting process may be, one thing’s for sure: We always find ways. So even in the field of medicine wherein we are used to visiting our doctors for one-on-one consultations, this process has to change too. Thanks to the internet and technology, we have now been introduced to Teledermatology.

What are the benefits of Teledermatology?

So what exactly is teledermatology? To put it simply, it’s remote consultation for specific skin conditions that can be treated without the need for a one-on-one consultation with a dermatologist. A patient may send photos of the problem area, provided that it is clear enough that the dermatologist may diagnose. Take note that this is not the case for all skin conditions, some conditions may need a more intensive look.

Efficacy 

Anytime, anywhere. Even though a medical professional is not with you in the same room, they should still be able to provide you with quality healthcare. Especially now that we have all these technology that allows us to do this.

Safety and Time Reduction

The most important reason as to why we are pushing for teledermatology is safety. With teledermatology, you reduce the risk of having to expose yourself while travelling to your doctor. So if it’s not of utmost emergency, opt for tele dermatology instead.

Conditions that can be treated through Teledermatology

Simple skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, eczema, hives, and the likes may be treated via Teledermatology. However, if further problems ensue, you should definitely schedule for a one-on-one appointment.

Zi Institute has started to offer teledermatoloy services through it’s Facebook and Instagram platforms. You can easily schedule for an appointment with Dra. Cynthia Caparas, follow the steps on payment and initial consultation, and you are good to go.

This is our way of keeping our patients and staff safe and healthy during this pandemic without having to sacrifice quality healthcare service.