Patients have lauded DermView’s new teledermatology services
Patients have lauded a teledermatology service run by DermView, which eliminates the stress and anxiety waiting to get a diagnosis from a consultant dermatologist, for a mole, lesion, rash or acne across Ireland
• DermView Clinic dermatology scans up to three areas of the body including intimate areas before they are reviewed by one of their panel of consultant dermatologists
• On average, a consultation will take up to 20 minutes and results will be available within 30 days
• Clinics are now open nationwide.
DermView just opened a state of the art 5,000sqt clinic in Carrickmines, just off the M50 on the south of Dublin and are currently underway to open a second facility of the same size, just off the M50 on the northside of the city
• Further new clinics that are scheduled to open by the end of this year
In May 2019, acne started to become a major issue for Grace, from Celbridge, Co. Kildare and she spent a lot of money on unsuccessful treatments until she discovered DermView had a clinic near the clinic where she works as a hairdresser in Naas. About 10 days after a GP referral, the 26-year-old booked herself into the clinic.
Grace felt really at ease in the clinic once she entered a nurse explained what she was going to do during the consultation, took special medical images of the area. Three weeks after her initial appointment, Grace got an secure email from DermView who diagnosed her acne as Acne Vulgaris. She was later examined in St James’ Hospital.
“If I had known about DermView sooner, it would have saved me 18 months of heartache and I would have gone to their clinic straight away. It is a massive weight off my shoulders. I felt DermView’s service was very professional. The staff are brilliant, my care was amazing and I am really happy with the outcome. I could have waited years as a public patient but I had all the treatment I needed completed within six weeks,” she said.
On July 29, a GP found a facial growth on Neil, Piltown, Kilkenny, and referred him to a consultant in his local regional hospital. Tired of waiting, Neil, contacted DermView and got an appointment three days later to go to their clinic in Waterford City for a scan on August 25.
Staff took photographs of his face and ones with a special camera. He was fascinated with the use of voice-activated technology. The quality of the pictures was astonishing. He could see the capillaries on his skin it was so clear. The nurse was very good explaining the procedure and what happens afterwards.
It was a really good experience and only took about 30 minutes. On August 31, the DermView doctor phoned him to discuss the results and sent him a password protected email with his diagnosis, having reviewed his scan.
The doctor explained very clearly he had an aggressive large facial skin cancer and needed to be treated as an urgent case. Four weeks to the day he contacted DermView they removed the skin cancer in St James’s Hospital, Dublin, which gave him great relief.
“If I hadn’t the opportunity to avail of the DermView service, I could be dead. I would recommend DermView 100% to other patients. Overall, staff provide a superb service. It is great to have a service where a consultant dermatologist can view your scan so quickly and determine whether or not it is an urgent case,” he said.
New Clinics Opening
Clinics are now open nationwide. DermView just opened a state of the art 5,000sqt clinic in Carrickmines, just off the M50 on the south of Dublin and are currently underway to open a second facility of the same size, just off the M50 on the northside of the city. Further new clinics that are scheduled to open by the end of this year.
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