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We're Open KC: KMC Dermatology uses telehealth app to conduct appointments

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Posted at 10:45 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 00:44:21-04

LEAWOOD, Kan. — When stay-at-home orders limited businesses to essential services, Dr. Meena Singh decided to take her practice mostly digital.

The medical director of KMC Dermatology and Hair Loss Center said, "Luckily the medical record system that we have actually had in place a telehealth app."

Now, Singh is seeing patients old and new for consultations and more.

"All we had to do was make sure that our patients could have email, a good internet connection and then you just click and it works perfectly," Singh said.

Danielle Reese was a little apprehensive at first, but told 41 Action News the experience was pretty neat.

"I had to kind of part my hair and get real close to the camera which was funny, but she was able to see it and kind of start me on some treatments right away that I can take now," Reese said.

The visits are conducted through the medical record system, which is secure and HIPAA protected.

Anyone interested in trying a telehealth visit, especially for dermatology, should take good photos, according to Singh.

"Make sure you have all your information ready so that when we click the button and turn on the visit, we can make it as efficient as possible," Singh said.

We've created a Facebook group, We're Open Kansas City, where members of the community can post businesses serving their community.