For Immediate Release
“Telehealth is now offered at Abrams Dermatology™”
Sarasota, FL – July 22th, 2017 –Abrams Dermatology is one of the first dermatology practice in the area to offer their patients Teleheatlh services. Telehealth can be used for minor issues like acne flares, eczema flare, and skin lesion that would prefer to receive diagnosis for sooner than later while avoiding the commute to the doctor’s office.
Telehealth is reshaping how healthcare services are rendered to patients as it delivers virtual care over a distance using a smart phone application that is downloaded to the patient’s phone. Telehealth is a great way to offset the average 20 days wait time to schedule a 20 minute appointment with a physician that with travel and waiting can consume a few hours of an individual’s time. “Telehealth makes healthcare services more accessible, convenient and reduce costs. Telehealth has been a great tool for my acne patients as I can provide them with the follow up they need while there are away in college”, states Dr. Abrams. Telehealth is not a replacement for regular in-office visits and Dr. Abrams recommends scheduling a year full body exam at the office.
Dr. Abrams is excited to provide Telehealth services to increase patient care and follow ups as it is a great tool for patients with chronic conditions such as psoriasis and Eczema as well as minor issues such as mosquito bites. Any established patient can access Telehealth services using a secure app. Any treatment performed or prescription ordered is documented in the patient chart. This visit note is accessible to the patient but not to the insurance since it is an out-of-pocket expense. “With the increase in patient deductible and copay, it can be beneficial for patients to use this service instead of using their insurance. I am able to provide care to our “Snowbirds” returning up north during the summer time. It is reassuring for them to know they can open a Telehealth case anytime, text with me and send me pictures of their condition. I can provide a diagnosis and submit a prescription to their pharmacy if necessary and continue their care at the office upon their return” explains, Abrams DO.
Telehealh is easy to use and available for any patient established at the practice and who was last seen in the office within the last 6 months. Patients download the application on their smartphone. The office will send a link by email to access the Telehealth application and instructions on how to access it. Telehealth is used only for minor issues and chronic conditions and the cost is currently $75 out of pocket (not covered by insurance). Dr. Abrams or Sheryl Wilson, ARNP (depending on who you select) will respond within one business day. Patients should know that even if they submit a Telehealth e-visit, Dr. Abrams or Sheryl Wilson, ARNP may need to evaluate the case further in the office. Everything will be accommodated via Telehealth and the practice will communicate if the patient needs to come into the office.
Please call us today to activate your Telehealth service at no cost. You only get charged when submitting a case. Appropriate cases are acne, rashes, skin lesions, sunburns, discolorations, skin irritation, hair loss and any non-urgent conditions. We recommend patients with a history of melanoma to avoid using Telehealth. Bleeding following surgery or emergency situation should be performed at the office. Full body exam and pregnant woman visit should be performed in the office.
If you would like more information please visit www.abramsderm.com or call 941-926-2300.
ABOUT BRADLEY J. ABRAMS, D.O., FAAD – Dr. Abrams is a licensed Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine who is A.O.B.D. Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Abrams is a Fellow of the American Society of Mohs Surgery and specializes in treating skin cancers using the Mohs tissue sparing procedure. Dr. Abrams is one of the most recognized cosmetic dermatologists in Sarasota and is recognized Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Abrams received his Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He is a former Clinical Associate of Dermatology at Thomas Jefferson University and has been practicing dermatology for over 20 years.
ABOUT ABRAMS DERMATOLOGY, Affiliate of Premier Dermatology LLC.- Dr. Abrams opened Abrams Dermatology in 1998, conveniently located at 3328 Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota. Dr. Abrams D.O. and Sheryl Wilson, ARNP-C are exceptionally qualified to treat all of medical skin conditions including, but not limited to Acne, Allergic reactions, Eczema, Fungal infections, Moles, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rosacea, Hair loss, Herpes, Sun Damage, Warts. Abrams Dermatology also offer cosmetic procedures to provide safe and effective treatment such as Juvederm, Restylane, Restylane Silk, Voluma, Sculptra Aesthetic, KybellaTM Botox®, Xeomin, sclerotherapy, VBeam™ laser, Fractional Co2 treatments, photodynamic therapy, and many m ore. In addition, we offer aesthetic treatments to regain clear, glowing, and gorgeous skin at any age. Catherine Deans, L.E. has years of experience in facials, chemical peels, dermaplaning and
microdermabrasion. In addition, Catherine is certified in performing e-Matrix treatments.
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