New App Connects Patients and Dermatologists

April 21, 2016

The new Dermio app, developed by dermatologist David Soleymani, MD, allows users to confidentially send pictures and videos of rashes, acne and other skin conditions to be diagnosed by a dermatologist in 24 hours or less, according to a recent article in Indiana University’s Indiana Daily Student.

Dr. Soleymani recognized the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and the demand that many sexually active Americans have for a dermatologist to help them get diagnosed for rashes and skin diseases—especially “Sensitive” ones.

“Most of dermatology is a visual thing, so if we can get pictures, we can diagnose patients most of the time,” Dr. Soleymani told the paper. “From there, I created the app.”

The app also helps individuals in rural communities access a dermatologist more quickly. The app benefits patients who are away and need help from a dermatologist. For example, college students may want their personal doctors to diagnose their condition.

Dr. Soleymani confirmed with the Indiana Daily Student, “that users should not fear their Dermio pictures being seen by anyone besides their dermatologist. The app is completely secure, private and legitimate.”

—Zachary Thomas, Special Contributor

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