Sometimes. In general, our dermatology patients choose to skip the video call and upload high-resolution images of their skin issues for our dermatologist
to review. Specifically for specialties like dermatology, telehealth laws do not require video calls. However, at times, it’s better for the patient and their SkyMD doctor to talk in real-time, synchronously, over a video call. Questions can be answered more quickly, and sometimes that’s a better choice, but it’s typically an escalation that has been requested by the doctor for some special reason, too. Most dermatology consults in SkyMD
in Des Moines do not require a video call, unless the patient requests it.