Providence, RI (PRWEB) December 13, 2013
SkinCancerOrNot.com, an innovative healthcare web site created by Dr. Daniel Viders, has opened up their test market in Providence, Rhode Island. Backed by a team of board-certified dermatologists and physician assistants, SkinCancerOrNot.com is dedicated to giving users a secure and anonymous healthcare experience that allows dermatology providers to triage various skin growths, determining whether or not they may be cancerous and need further treatment.
“SkinCancerOrNot.com was inspired by Melanoma Monday, a volunteer program developed by the American Academy of Dermatology that provides free skin cancer screenings to the community with the aim of increasing early skin cancer detection. The idea behind this web site is simple - if you or a loved one, perhaps a grandparent in a Nursing home, has a suspicious spot and wants a quick opinion, they can get one via the internet instead of waiting weeks or months for an appointment,” said Dr. Daniel Viders.
After creating an anonymous profile on SkinCancerOrNot.com, users simply snap a photo of the concerning spot and upload it to SkinCancerOrNot.com from their smartphone or tablet. There are no apps to download or lengthy medical histories to fill out. Patients will then receive a response within 24 hours by one of the SkinCareOrNot.com dermatological volunteers.
The professional assigned to their case will determine the likelihood of the spot being cancerous, letting them know whether or not they should be seen in-person by a dermatologist. If it is determined that the patient should be seen, SkinCancerOrNot.com will provide the user with the name and address of the dermatology provider who evaluated their photo.
It is important to note that this is not a telemedicine site in the traditional sense, nor is it for patients that currently have a Dermatologist; but in theory, it is testing whether there is a group of patients without current care that can be helped before it is too late.
Providence locals interested in participating in the beta test should visit http://SkinCancerOrNot.com/beta.
SkinCancerOrNot.com is a free service that connects patients with board-certified, practicing dermatologists or physicians’ assistants for virtual triage of skin blemishes. The goal of SkinCancerOrNot.com is to save lives by providing an easy-to-use tool for early skin cancer detection and connecting patients to the dermatologist who took the time to evaluate their photo.