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PAL and Penn State Hershey create Dermatology Telemedicine Program

Posted on: March 22nd, 2016

Patients in Lancaster County routinely face wait times of 4-6 months to see dermatologists. While primary care physicians are well trained to manage most dermatologic problems, sometimes expert dermatology advice is needed.

Physicians at PAL and at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center have teamed to create a pilot program to allow PAL patients to receive advice from Penn State Hershey’s strong faculty of dermatologists. Patients have been pleased, and involved providers are enthusiastic, noting rapid response rates and excellent results.

A turnaround of 48-72 hours is dramatically better than what is routinely available to most patients in the community. PAL is pleased to be able to offer another example of high quality medical care to our patients.