I don’t know about you, but doctor appointments are a pain with kids in tow. Trying to keep them entertained, happy and out of everything while waiting to be seen is exhausting, I always forget to ask the doctor questions and feel like I only hear about 50% of what they say because I’m so distracted.
When I found out about YoDerm, I jumped at the chance to give it a try. YoDerm is a web service that connects you with U.S. board certified dermatologists. Basically, you are able to have a dermatology appointment in the convenience of your own home. The dermatologist uses photos and information that you provide to create a personalized treatment plan entirely online. It’s quick, convenient, and affordable.
Let me quickly tell you about my experience. I quickly and easily set up my account. They asked for information about:
- My prescription insurance and what pharmacy to have prescriptions sent to (which was simple to enter)
- Medical history (any allergies, meds I was on, if I was pregnant or nursing, etc.)
- What skin ailments/issues I was having
- Upload pictures of my skin (both sides and front of face and anywhere else you have concerns)
After I entered all my information, I was told that I would hear back from my doctor as soon as he was able to review my information and configure a treatment plan. I was shocked to hear back via email in less than an hour! I logged back into my YoDerm account and I had a diagnosis and treatment plan already. My prescriptions were even already sent into my pharmacy (with refills). My treatment plan was very clear, along with a explanation of my diagnosis and it was very easy to reply to my doctor with any questions that I had, which I loved. He had even touched based on my concern, with meds and breastfeeding (although, I always verify with my pharmacists anyways). I can easily set up future consultations too (all on my schedule and from home).
The cost per consultation is $59, which is comparable to most co-pays (especially for seeing a specialist). If you’re interested trying YoDerm for yourself or a family member, you can use my referral link below and save $10 off your first consultation (and I’ll receive a $10 bonus too).
Overall, I was really surprised at how easy the service was to use and felt like it was very thorough. I really liked how easy it was to communicate with my doctor, the ease of submitting info and how efficient it was. I think that if I had a very serious skin issue (like an infection), I may still want to go in and see someone in person, but for treating acne, wrinkles and dermatitis (my skin concerns), this was a perfect solution that was so easy to use and convenient.
Disclaimer: I was offered a free consultation for this review. All opinions are my own.
Always nice to have options instead of dragging everyone with you to the doctor.
Oh wow! That is such a genius app and such a blessing for busy ladies like yourself!
I had no idea of this option. I am so glad to hear of it, though. Thanks for sharing it.
All these apps that are coming out are insane. This one is pretty amazing.
Always good to have options at our fingertips!
This is a nice option who parents who can’t find babysitters or the other parent isn’t available to watch their kids.
That’s a really reasonable price, and it’s certainly much easier to go this route than to make a visit! Great option!
This is so awesome. I just did this, thank you for the $10 off code! I have been avoiding going to see the dermatologist because my skin is so so horrendously bad and they make you take off your makeup to inspect your skin so nope.
Also, this was waaaay cheaper than going to see the derm in person, I did the year long consultation option and it was like $180. It would have cost me that much just to go see the doctor in person ONE time. Fingers crossed this works for me, and everyone else too 🙂