As the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, our top priority continues to be the health and safety of our patients and employees. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The American Academy of Dermatology have stated that non-urgent medical procedures and visits should be postponed in order to help decrease spread of COVID-19 and conserve personal protective equipment. Therefore, our clinic’s normal operations are closed, and we are tentatively planning to re-open Monday, May 4 (subject to change). We will, however, be able to accommodate patients with emergency dermatologic needs with in-person appointments, and be able to accommodate certain patients through Telemedicine visits (see below for details). Our MediSpa will continue to be closed until further notice. We will be closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and providing updates with our office’s status as we are able.
We will be sending out cancellation notices to our patients with upcoming appointments. We will call you when we know our normal operations will be resumed to reschedule your appointment; you do not need to call our office to reschedule. If you have an upcoming appointment that was cancelled and are deemed to be a possible candidate for a Telemedicine visit, one of our staff members will call you to discuss this option (see below for more information about Telemedicine visits).
We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are thankful for the privilege of caring for our incredible community!
EMERGENCY IN-PERSON VISITS:
Our office will be able to accommodate patients with emergency dermatologic needs that cannot wait for a later appointment. Examples of an urgent dermatologic need include: a rapidly growing or extremely painful spot; concern for an infection; a rapidly spreading rash that
involves large areas of skin; or a post-operative concern (for our patients who have had recent procedures at our office). If you have an urgent dermatologic need that needs to be addressed as soon as possible, please call our office and choose the option to speak with your provider’s nurses and leave a voicemail (or leave a message on our general voicemail if you are a new patient). Our voicemails will continue to be checked multiple times throughout the day during regular business hours, and we will respond to your concern as soon as we are able.
To accommodate our patients with non-urgent dermatologic needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be offering Telemedicine visits, which involve a video visit with one of our providers from the comfort of your home. We are offering telemedicine visits for both new and established patients. In order to have a Telemedicine visit, you must have either a smartphone or a computer/laptop with a webcam and microphone. Conditions that we may be able to address through a Telemedicine visit include: wounds, eczema, rosacea, cysts, acne, warts, scars, birthmarks, lacerations, psoriasis, blisters, sunburn, discoloration, bleeding lesion, wound checks, individual skin lesions, changing moles, rashes, and skin irritation. We cannot perform a body skin exam / skin cancer screening through a Telemedicine visit. Depending on your specific concern, we may not be able to address your condition adequately through Telemedicine, in which case we will plan to schedule you for an in-person visit at a later date. If you are interested in a Telemedicine visit, please call our office and leave a message on your provider's nurse voicemail (for established patients) or our general voicemail (for new patients).
COMMUNICATING WITH OUR OFFICE: PHONE CALLS AND PATIENT PORTAL:
We will continue to receive phone calls through our office number (812-339-6434) and staff will be checking voicemail multiple times during regular business hours. Our online Patient Portal is another way to send us non-urgent messages. If you would like to activate your online Patient Portal - please call our office and leave a message on your provider’s nurse voicemail with the following information: your name, date of birth, and email address. We will enable your Patient Portal, and send a link to your email address.
Dermatology Center of Southern Indiana
The Dermatology Center of Southern Indiana (DCSI) has been an established leader in skin care for over 50 years. DCSI specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of dermatological conditions and helps patients to maintain healthy skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Our Medispa builds on this tradition of excellence by offering state-of-the-art cosmetic services to help our patients look their best by addressing the challenges of aging and environmental skin damage.
Our providers treat patients of all ages, from newborns to the elderly. This includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of problems of the skin, hair and nails. Conditions common among children are moles and birthmarks, dermatitis, acne, warts, insect bites and eczema. In adults we treat a range of conditions such as cancers and pre-cancers, rosacea, psoriasis and shingles. We also treat eczema, allergies and other disorders that occur in all age groups, and carefully examine moles or other growths to determine whether they are or may become cancerous.
All of our physicians are Board-Certified in dermatology and dedicated to helping patients enjoy youthful, healthy skin. At DCSI, we customize skin care treatments for each patient and strive to make your experience easy and comfortable.
CALL US AT 812.339.6434 TO SCHEDULE YOUR CONSULTATION TODAY.