Your skin is unique: Not only is it the largest of your organs, but it’s also the most visible. That means many skin problems can be evaluated, diagnosed, and even treated without special imaging equipment or invasive procedures. That’s what makes dermatology and telehealth such a perfect fit.
In fact, with telehealth services at SINY® Dermatology, you can visit with one of our skilled dermatologists without coming into the office, by using a secure connection over your phone, tablet, or computer. It’s a great alternative to coming into one of our five locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Queens. Here are five ways our telehealth services can benefit you.
#1: Saves time
Our lives are busier than ever before, and sometimes, just the thought of trying to fit in another obligation—like a dermatology visit—can seem overwhelming. With our telehealth services, you can schedule a visit when it suits your schedule, without having to take extra time to travel or wait in our waiting room.
Plus, with telehealth, scheduling can be faster, too. One recent study found that telehealth visits could be scheduled in just a fraction of the time it took to schedule an in-person visit. Less time spent arranging an in-person visit means more time doing what you want to do.
#2: Avoids travel
New York City is known as the city that never sleeps for a good reason: It’s always packed with people. Traveling from one place to another is a headache in itself, whether you’re driving or taking public transportation. Our five locations are conveniently located, but still—travel can be a hassle.
Telehealth avoids the need to travel by letting you visit your doctor right from your preferred location, whether that means your home, office, or someplace else. Plus, our services use state-of-the-art technology to protect your privacy at every step of your visit.
#3: Reduces stress
Visiting the doctor can be stressful, even if you’re having a routine exam or checkup. No one likes to feel stressed—when you’re stressed, you’re more likely to forget questions or concerns you meant to discuss with your doctor.
Having your telehealth visit at home keeps you relaxed and focused on the visit. And that makes it a lot easier to make sure you have all your questions and concerns answered, so you feel confident about your care and your health.
#4: It makes getting care easier
Sure, some skin issues are pretty minor, just requiring a little TLC and maybe a prescription to get the problem under control. But other skin-related conditions can be very serious, like skin cancer.
When it comes to making a dermatology appointment, busy schedules, transportation issues, and just life can often interfere. Our telehealth services make it easy to get the care and guidance you need at every stage of life, right from your own home (or car or office!).
#5: Supports social distancing
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, avoiding the doctor’s office is a good thing. You don’t need to worry about wearing a mask or staying six feet apart, nor do you need to worry about potential exposure. That’s also a good thing during flu season, or anytime you’re feeling a bit under the weather.
Same level of care—Just More Convenient for You
Most importantly, whether your visit is virtual or in person, our team of dermatology professionals will provide you with the same level of experience, expertise, and attention to ensure you get the best and most appropriate care and treatment. If you’d like to learn more about our telehealth services or if you’re ready to schedule your visit—in person or virtually—call one of our five locations or use our online form and request an appointment today.