TeleHealth Specialist

McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery -  - Aesthetic Specialist

McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Specialists & CoolSculpting Specialists located in Plano, TX

Telehealth has become an increasingly valuable tool that allows healthcare providers to connect with their patients remotely. This virtual doctor's appointment is ideal for patients who may be too ill to make it into the office, or for those who are more susceptible to contracting an illness. McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery offers telehealth services to patients in Plano, Flower Mound, Prosper, and Murphy, Texas. If you would like to set up a convenient telehealth appointment to address your dermatological needs, call the practice or go online to see how you can book your virtual visit today.

TeleHealth Q & A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth allows health care providers the ability to see patients who are unable to receive treatment in an office setting for any reason. This tool generally involves the use of video-conferencing software that allows patients of McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery to connect "face-to-face" with their doctors.

Your physician will offer you instructions on how to navigate the selected telehealth platform. They may choose to see you on one of several video-conferencing options, including FaceTime, Zoom, Google Duo, or another service.

Patients can benefit from telehealth services if they are too sick to come into the office. Elderly and high-risk populations are also encouraged to use telehealth whenever possible to limit their exposure to various pathogens. Virtually seeing your doctor is beneficial when practicing social distancing to avoid contracting or passing infectious diseases, such as the common cold or the novel coronavirus.

What conditions can be treated using telehealth?

Your physician at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery can connect with you via telehealth — sometimes referred to as telederm among dermatology practices — to evaluate and treat nearly the same spectrum of conditions as they usually could during an in-person visit.

Some of the many concerns your provider can address with telehealth include:

  • Acne
  • Athlete's foot
  • Cosmetic complaints
  • Cold sores
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hives
  • Moles
  • Post-treatment care
  • Rashes
  • Rosacea
  • Warts

During your telehealth call, your provider at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery will examine the area of concern with your guidance using the selected video-conferencing software.

Your doctor can then give you a diagnosis, advise you on a treatment protocol, and remotely send prescriptions to your local pharmacy.

Is telehealth as effective as an in-person visit?

In addition to being convenient, telehealth services are as effective as an in-person appointment with your doctor. Your provider at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery can remotely perform many of the same evaluations they can in an office setting.

You can often see your provider within a 24-hour window. This quick scheduling is especially useful for patients who have more urgent, but not life-threatening, concerns.

If you have a dermatology concern that requires the attention of a skilled team member at McGuiness Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, call one of the offices in Plano, Flower Mound, Prosper, and Murphy, Texas. You can also schedule a telehealth appointment by using the practice’s online booking tool.