Sometimes. In general, our dermatology patients choose to skip the video call and upload high-resolution images of their skin issues for our dermatologist online appointment
. Specifically for specialties like dermatology, telehealth laws do not require video calls. However, at time, 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 do not require a video call, unless the patient requests it.