Telehealth dermatology is still a new experience for some of our clients. Here are a few answers to common questions our new clients usually have.
How long are appointments?
Normally, our standard appointments last about 15-20 minutes.
Do you prescribe medications?
Yes! We can send even send them directly to your pharmacy, no paper prescription needed!
Can you evaluate skin lesions?
In short, yes. But in reality, it can be very difficult to evaluate moles or lesions suspicious for skin cancer over video. If you have access to a high-quality video or picture camera it may make the lesion easier to identify.
However, if I can’t give you an accurate diagnosis, I can give you a referral for an in-person examination.
Do you prescribe Accutane or Hormonal Contraceptives?
No. Both Accutane (Isotretinoin) and Hormonal Contraceptives are best managed in an office setting. When you meet with a provider in-office, they can give you better education about the risks of medication. They’re also better equipped to watch over your treatment. Because both of these medications present certain risks that require a provider to carefully manage your treatment.
Finally, your provider can also handle any routine blood work necessary for your medication plan.
Do you have skin care products you recommend?
Yes! When you create an account, you have immediate access to skincare product recommendations. Your recommendations will include a mix of my favorite products, as well as prescription-strength products.
Do you offer appointments for men?
Yes! You’d be surprised, but we actually see men quite often. Just because the market often focuses on women, doesn’t mean that men should ignore their skin.
Are your video appointments secure?
Absolutely! Every one of our appointments runs through a secure telehealth system.
Can I submit pictures through the intake form?
Yes! Because we want to give you the best skin care possible. Make sure when you take a picture that you’re in a room with good lighting and that your camera is in focus.
What is the cost of an appointment with Tennessee Telederm and how do I pay?
For first-time patients or patients with new conditions, we offer appointments starting at $100. All follow up appointments for the same condition are $65.
We currently accept self-pay and Medicare plans! We also have plans to expand and accept most major insurance plans in early 2021. We hope to be in-network for major providers such as the BCBS-TN, networks S & P, Cigna PPO/HMO, United Healthcare commercial plans, Medicare and Oscar. We do not, however, accept Medicare supplement plans.
For your convenience, we also accept personal credit, debit, HSA and FSA cards. We can also provide you with a receipt after your appointment that you can submit to your insurance for reimbursement.
Also, thanks to the format of our online dermatology appointments we can offer fees that are typically lower than most high deductible insurance plans. So, you may not even need to involve your insurance.
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Tennessee Telederm strives to give everyone across Tennessee access to high-quality dermatology care through online video appointments. In every appointment, we create personalized skincare plans to give you the best possible results.
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Tennessee Telederm strives to give everyone across Tennessee access to high-quality dermatology care through online video appointments.