In cities like Los Angeles, there are thousands of doctors that a patient can choose from for an acne evaluation. The patient can read some reviews online and select a doctor in their city that fits the preferences. When they call the office, the receptionist is able to fit them in at the end of the following day due to a cancellation. Sounds great, right?
There is only one thing standing between them and their appointment, traffic. Rather than endure the misery of idling in rush hour traffic for an hour, wouldn't it make more sense to take a few photos of their acne with a smartphone and send it to a local dermatologist via HealthLens' secure telemedicine platform?
More and more patients are starting to think so.
So before you book an office appointment for 4 pm across town, consider using HealthLens to have your skin condition evaluated online by a doctor of your choosing. These online visits are covered by most insurances and patients typically get a diagnosis and treatment plan within 2 business days. If the treatment plan includes a prescription, that prescription is sent directly to the patient's pharmacy.