Q&A With Lindy Fox, MD, From UCSF Medical Center: Weighing the Challenges of Dermatology in Hospital Medicine

While hospitals across the country have begun adding dermatologists to their staff it has not become common practice across the field. As a result care of the patients can vary and telemedicine has become an increasingly popular option in diagnosis.

While hospitals across the country have begun adding dermatologists to their staff it has not become common practice across the field. As a result care of the patients can vary and telemedicine has become an increasingly popular option in diagnosis.

Lindy Fox, MD, from UCSF Medical Center discussed how telemedicine can be used to overcome deficits in the field while also considering the shortcomings that presents as well during the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine meeting in Boston. While diagnosis is usually a tactile process Fox said video conferencing and digital images can at least be a start to the process.