United Skin Specialists Now Offers Virtual Dermatology Visits

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Partnership with Iagnosis, Inc. gives Minneapolis-area patients easier access to high-quality dermatology care through any web-enabled device

Using this solution, we’re able to diagnose over 3,000 non-emergency conditions of the skin, hair and nails, without the need to schedule an office visit.

United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”), one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing dermatology-directed practice management groups, is now partnering with leading U.S. teledermatology solution provider Iagnosis, Inc. to deliver high-quality, convenient virtual dermatology care to patients in the Minneapolis metro area. The USS clinics participating in this service include: Zel Skin & Laser Specialists of Edina, MN; Skin Specialists of Wayzata and Minneapolis, MN; and Southwest Dermatology Specialists of Richfield, MN.

A “virtual visit” is easy for patients to use — at home, at work or on the go. They consult directly with a board-certified dermatologist without the need for an appointment, which gives them flexibility, time savings and often faster care.

“We’re committed to leveraging modern technologies and to responding to increasing demand from patients for convenient, yet very personalized, care,” said Dr. Brian Zelickson, board-certified dermatologist at Skin Specialists and Zel Skin & Laser Specialists and CEO, United Skin Specialists. “Using this solution, we’re able to diagnose over 3,000 non-emergency conditions of the skin, hair and nails, without the need to schedule an office visit.”

Here’s how it works:

  • Patients go to the virtual visit webpage or download the United Skin virtual visit app, where they create a patient profile, provide some medical history and upload photos of their condition.
  • Participating providers review the photos and medical information to diagnose and provide a personalized treatment plan. Any necessary prescriptions are automatically sent to the patient’s preferred pharmacy.
  • If medically necessary, the patient is referred for an in-office visit.

The online visit service also can be used by parents or guardians to conduct online dermatology visits for children or others in their care. The service is 100% HIPAA compliant and meets HITECH national online healthcare information standards for patient data security.

“We’re very proud to announce this partnership with United Skin Specialists, so that we can together bring proven, high-quality teledermatology options to patients in the Minneapolis area,” said David Zynn, CEO of Iagnosis.

To use the service, simply visit unitedskin.com/virtual-visit or download the United Skin Specialists mobile app from the App Store or on Google Play™. Virtual visits are typically completed in 24 hours.

About Iagnosis (http://www.iagnosis.com)
Iagnosis, Inc. is focused on delivering faster healthcare treatment to patients through web-enabled solutions. Its flagship product, DermatologistOnCall®, is best-in-class for helping board-certified dermatologists in the U.S. offer patients convenient 24/7 online and mobile access to affordable, high-quality skin, hair and nail medical care. Iagnosis has been recognized in the industry for its innovation and high patient satisfaction ratings, and the company actively partners with physician practices, health systems, retailers, and other organizations to provide comprehensive and personalized care solutions to patients.

About United Skin Specialists (http://www.unitedskin.com)
Minnesota-based United Skin Specialists LLC (“USS”) provides shared practice management services to well-established dermatology practices. USS is known for its commitment to clinical independence and autonomy through a collaborative, custom approach to practice management. Its goal is to maintain and expand patient-oriented dermatologic services and to create a great work environment for providers and support staff.

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