Ever expanding and evolving, telemedicine is most commonly a means of physician access for those living in remote areas with limited access to medical care or facilities. It provides patient-to-doctor consults to a population who otherwise might not have that opportunity.

A different application of telemedicine — the physician-to-physician teledermatology consult system — has been employed with great success by Robert R. Stavert, MD, MBA, and his colleagues, Dianne De Leon, MD, and Ahou Meydani-Korb, MD. Dr Stavert reviewed their program at a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.