To address some of these disparities in skin health, Dr. James has created a program called MobileDerm.
To improve access to dermatologic services, Dr. James, Pitt medical students and UPMC dermatology residents are doing outreach dermatology clinics in Pittsburgh community health centers.
Dr. James developed MobileDerm, a program where dermatology health care providers meet patients where they are—in community-based health centers and clinics where patients have easier access and are often more comfortable.
Overall, Dr. James wants people to remember that their role in skin health—gentle hair and nail care, noting concerning skin lesions, rashes or nonhealing wounds, and as well as guarding against UV exposure—is essential.
Lastly, Dr. James wants people to know that, despite COVID-19 physical distancing, if they are having urgent skin problems, providers are available for in-person patient appointments, as well as video visits and E-Dermatology.