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CMT SPOTLIGHT: SkyMD aims to make treatment more efficient for dermatologists and their patients by offering online appointments, prescriptions, and payments.

Doctor-Led Startups Offer New Career Path, Public Benefit

Innovating health care from the inside out.

By Hanneke Weitering, MedPage Today Intern

… One doctor-led startup that seeks to enhance both the patient and the physician experience is a telemedicine platform called SkyMD. Led by dermatologist Debra Price, MD, and her son Eric Price, MBA, SkyMD aims to make treatment more efficient for dermatologists and their patients by offering online appointments, prescriptions, and payments. Unlike other telemedicine services, SkyMD keeps patients connected with their own doctors to keep care consistent and maintain a level of trust between patients and providers.

Price, who still practices dermatology in addition to her new business endeavor, said that “when you connect with your patients, you have a tremendous opportunity to impact the quality of their health … we need to leverage technology to improve the quality of care and efficiency of care, but we can not compromise quality.” Maintaining her practice helps her keep in touch with the patient care aspect of her job, and she leaves the business management responsibilities to her team of professionals.

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SOURCE: http://www.medpagetoday.com/PrimaryCare/GeneralPrimaryCare/53339?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2015-09-01&eun=g735714d0r

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