If you have a rash, acne, or other skin concern, you don't have to wait long to see a UPMC dermatologist.
With the UPMC Teledermatology program, you can receive quick and secure care online.
Telemedicine and dermatology are a good fit because doctors diagnose skin problems visually. In fact, dermatologists train in part by looking at photos of various skin conditions.
There are many reasons to think about a telehealth visit, such as:
We offer 2 types of online outpatient dermatology care: asynchronous e-visit and synchronous video visits.
To begin an asynchronous visit, go to eDermatology and follow the directions. You'll need to fill out a brief health questionnaire and upload some photos of the problem area.
Within 3 business days, a UPMC dermatologist will get back to you with a diagnosis and next steps, such as:
With eDermatology visits, you:
With synchronous telemedicine visits, you schedule a real-time video appointment just as you would an office visit. These work best for follow-up visits with your dermatologist.
You can schedule a video visit appointment on the MyUPMC app or by calling the dermatologist's office.
At your appointment time, you and the doctor will connect through live audio-video on the MyUPMC app.
If needed, your doctor can order prescriptions or lab work and schedule in-person or online follow-up appointments.
Doctors can diagnose many common and uncommon skin conditions from a digital photo or video visit, such as:
You can also get teledermatology consults at your PCP's office.
Any UPMC doctor can order an outpatient eConsult in your electronic health record.
Your PCP takes photos and uploads them to your chart. Then, the dermatologist provides treatment suggestions to your PCP within a business day.