Episode 56: Can Teledermatology Be a Win-Win for Patients and Clinicians? What You Need to Know Now

Featuring Marc Serota, MD | Release Date: July 20, 2023

In episode 56 of Derms and Conditions, our host James Q. Del Rosso, DO, sits down with Marc Serota, MD, a dermatologist in private practice in Denver who is triple board certified in dermatology, allergy and immunology, and pediatrics and serves as an adjunct faculty at the University of Colorado. The 2 discuss teledermatology and how Dr Serota uses it to increase access to care and develop additional revenue streams.

They begin by recounting how teledermatology became as widespread as it is and its evolution during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though its use has slowed down as people have returned to in-person visits, Dr Serota shares his reasons that it will remain a valuable asset to clinicians for years to come. 

Next, Dr Del Rosso voices the concerns of many physicians regarding diagnostic limitations with telehealth and liability concerns if you do not do a full exam. Dr Serota points out that there has never been a successful malpractice lawsuit due to misdiagnosis in telehealth, and you can avoid problems by setting expectations and discussing limitations with the patient in advance.

Finally, Dr Serota shares his tips and pitfalls for incorporating teledermatology into your practice. Whether you want to add in a few telehealth visits to your practice or completely transition to remote work, this episode is filled with pearls to help you get started. 


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