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Has COVID-19 affected the way a dermatologist is able to see their patients?

With a lot of businesses and schools closing down, everyone is pretty much trying to stay home and avoid contact with anyone from outside. I assume this has affected the way dermatologists and other doctors see their patients. doctor healthcare medical medicine dermatology dermatologist

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Douglas’s Answer

Know of a large dermatology practice with a few locations. The patient volume diminished, so they consolidated to the main office location and reduced office hours until things return to normal. While practicing medicine is a skilled science, it is also a business that must operate within a budget.
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Rachel’s Answer

Many dermatologists are seeing fewer patients because people are reticent to get out of their homes. However, most dermatologists are still in business, are still seeing patients regularly, and are biopsying suspicious lesions.
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Valerie’s Answer

Hi there,
I am medical student that works for a dermatologist. Most procedures and visits for dermatology are elective. Unless they have a serious rash, burn, psoriasis that needs to be treated the patients push back their appointments. Although we still have patients coming in, it has definitely slowed business. With dermatology there is a need to touch the rash/spot/bump to feel and see the texture. This is too hard to do online, so most patients come in if it is urgent. Hopefully soon it will get back to normal.
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