Medesthetics

APR 2019

MedEsthetics—business education for medical practitioners—provides the latest noninvasive cosmetic procedures, treatment trends, product and equipment reviews, legal issues and medical aesthetics industry news.

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34 APRIL 2019 | Med Esthetics Telemedicine (R) EVOLUTION By Stephanie Kramer As tools such as online banking, shopping and travel booking have become commonplace, more and more consumers expect the same convenience from their physicians. Telemedicine offers "immense" advantages to patients, says Karen Edison, MD, chair of the department of dermatology at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. She has been offering telehealth services for more than 20 years and also served as director of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) 2019 teledermatology course. "For patients, it's wonderful because it's taking care to them where they are," says Dr. Edison. Patients are demanding more virtual healthcare options, and it's time to listen. © GETTY IMAGES

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