Better Access. Better Healthcare.
The mission of Direct Dermatology is to allow medical providers the ability to access immediate consultative services with a top-quality US board-certified dermatologist for any of their patients' skin related medical problems. We are available for consultation 24/7 and we guarantee a report within 2 business days.
This company was founded because we realized that patients were not getting the help they needed to treat their skin conditions. In fact, the US has a well-documented shortage of medical dermatologists. For example, 42% of the population lives in areas of the country that are underserved by dermatologists. In addition, there are an increasing number of dermatologists who are now doing predominantly cosmetic dermatology. The average wait-time for a dermatologist can range from 1 to 4 months, which we found to be unacceptably high.
Skin problems account for about 25% of all visits to non-dermatologist office-based physicians. For many of these visits, the non-dermatologist would benefit from a consultation with a dermatologist, but are unable to get one because of long wait-times or lack of geographical access. This leads to frustration for both the patient and the primary provider. Our major goal is to address this lack of access and allow you to take better care of your patients and address their skin care needs.
We only provide the highest quality care; our physicians are all board-certified
dermatologists who trained and are licensed to practice medicine in the US.
Importantly, Direct Dermatology does not seek to replace the local medical provider.
We view ourselves as a complementary service that uses technology to overcome the
traditional barriers that medical providers face in accessing a dermatologist for a consultation.
We are not an emergency medical service; if you have an emergency, please call 911.