Teledermatology Tips: How To Prepare & What Conditions Can Be Treated

Written by Kellie Reed, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist on April 20, 2020 One Comment


Telehealth for all specialties has become increasingly popular recently in order to best serve our patients during this pandemic. Teledermatology allows you to have a virtual appointment with your provider for many skin concerns or questions.

Preparing For A Teledermatology Appointment

  • Ensure you have good lighting. Choose a well lit room or a room with plenty of natural light. You want shadows to be minimal.
  • Log in to your patient portal ahead of time and update your account information and health history including medical problems, active medications, and drug allergies.
  • Be sure you can adequately expose the skin involved. If it is your face, ensure you have taken off any make-up.
  • Have a list of any questions you may have.
  • Have the contact information for the pharmacy you prefer ready in case a prescription is sent.
  • Have a pen and paper nearby in case you want to take notes.
  • Try to find a quiet room if possible.

What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated Through Teledermatology

  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic dermatitis (dandruff)
  • Periorificial dermatitis
  • Melasma
  • Rashes (eczema, psoriasis, allergic contact dermatitis, etc)
  • Bug bites
  • Some spot checks or skin infections
  • Cosmetic consultations

For more information on our Teledermatology please see this page. To setup an appointment you may call 512-328-3376 or book your appointment online.

Kellie Reed, MD

Dr. Kellie Reed specializes in aesthetic skin care, general medical dermatology, pediatric, and rheumatologic dermatology. She is passionate about her patient care and attention to detail, and her positive attitude provides a sense of comfort for her patients. Dr. Reed is a member of the Travis County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, Texas Dermatological Society, Austin Dermatological Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Rheumatologic Dermatology Society, and the American Academy of Dermatology.

One Response to “Teledermatology Tips: How To Prepare & What Conditions Can Be Treated”

  1. Avatar Richard says:

    Such an informative resource. During this Pandemic majority of the doctors have postponed their non-emergency surgeries, and are providing online or telephonic consultation. Glad to see doctors have come up with this great idea of virtual consultation to help their patients.

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