Jun 21, 2022
Dr. Alice Martin is the Co-Founder of Dermanostic, the largest teledermatology resource in Europe. Their vision is to give access to a dermatologist to everyone worldwide with a rapid diagnosis and suggested therapy, including prescriptions. While many skin conditions are not life-threatening and are often seen as unimportant by physicians, they impact the quality of life and are treatable.
Alice explains, "We have a lot of patients with skin cancer, white and also black skin cancer melanoma, for example, and it's so easy to just make the pictures because we can see the criteria for malignancy. The patients don't want to go to the appointment because they don't have any symptoms. It's just skin, the area that is growing, and by having such easy access, they are sending the pictures. They are getting the diagnosis before it's starting to make any metastases."
"So the application is available, for example, on the Apple Play Store or Google Play Store, and you can download it in your language. It's also available in English and after you are downloaded that application, you can just take three pictures of the area, for example, something on your skin or your hair and also on your nail. Afterward, you're getting a very small questionnaire, like since when do you have this problem? Does it hurt? And do you have any allergies or something like that? And then you are making the registration process, and afterward, you are making the payment process."
"And normally it takes two to four hours and that time you can just enjoy your free time and our physicians are getting the pictures and the questionnaire, and on this basis, they are making the diagnosis, and the treatment and they are sending back a doctor's letter in PDF. Also, the prescription and the patient can get the prescription by just clicking on the button. So in Europe, it's working all over all European countries. Of course, we are also working on the other countries to get good access to the pharmacist and so on, but for the first step here in Europe it's working quite well."
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