The Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners office (at top) on East High Street in Sanatoga
DOUGLASSVILLE PA – Pennsylvania Dermatology Partners Inc.., like other medical practices across the area, has begun using telemedicine – also called telehealth – visits to assist patients who must obey shelter-in-place or other strategies intended to stop the spread of coronavirus. The partnership, in a media release Tuesday (March 24), reported its system is “getting high marks from patients and providers alike.”
Most visits involve video chats between patients and physicians, often using mobile devices or laptop computers. The benefit? For doctors and other clinical staffers, it reduces the risk of infection exposure. Even if they are required to self-quarantine, providers can continue to practice from confinement.
Equally important, “our patients have figured out this is a good way of getting dermatologic health care,” according to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Daniel Shurman. The service is flexible, it meets federal privacy requirements, and “it’s easy to use,” he added.
For more information or to make an appointment, call the partners’ 258 E. Ben Franklin Hwy. office at 888-895-DERM (3376). It also operates from locations in Pottstown, Oaks, and King of Prussia; they’re equipped for telemedicine, too.
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