Welcome to Babcock Dermatology’s web based appointment system (telemedicine).
We are excited to offer web based appointments where we can evaluate skin conditions, prescribe medications and treat you without the need to come to the office! To get started you simply fill out the questionnaire, upload photos and receive a call or email within 48 hours of your request. All of your information is captured and transferred encrypted to protect your privacy.
Does Insurance pay for this visit?
In dermatology these are some of the common procedures performed. Below are CPT codes that you can use to determine costs by calling your insurance company and asking them their negotiated rate.
Treatment of warts with liquid nitrogen CPT 17110 (charged at each office visit)
Treatment of molluscum with cantharone topical liquid CPT 17110 (charged at each office visit)
Treatment of pre-cancers with liquid nitrogen CPT 17000 and 17110
Treatment of seborrheic keratosis with liquid nitrogen (barnacles. Must be medically necessary) CPT 17110
Incision and Drainage of Cyst CPT 10060
Steroid injection (ex: acne, psoriasis, rashes, alopecia areata) CPT 11900
Skin Tag Removal (must be medically necessary) CPT 11200
Acne surgery CPT 10040
Shave biopsy CPT 11100 plus additional path fee (billed from path lab)
Mole removal via punch tool on trunk, arms or legs CPT 11401 plus path fee (billed from path lab)
Mole removal via punch tool on other locations-CPT provided on request
We always try to send blood work and biopsy specimens to in-network providers but ultimately it is your responsibility to notify us of which lab is in-network. Bills from the lab for their services are sent directly from them as we are separate entities. If you have questions about their billing statement, then you need to contact the lab directly. Since we are a separate business we do not have the ability to work with your lab account.
If you have no insurance, then you are responsible to pay your charges. We are happy to share our self-pay rates on request.
Cosmetic charges are for services that are deemed not medically necessary. Examples of these services are removal of benign growths (moles, skin tags etc), Botox or Dysport treatments, injections for underarm sweating, filler treatments with Juvederm or Restylane, PRP treatments for hair regrowth, products sold in the office, etc. These services are never billed to the insurance company and payment is expected at the time of service. If a service is cosmetic we provide patients with a written consent form clearly stating the services to be performed and the cost before any cosmetic services are provided.
What conditions can we treat?
Telemedicine is a great way to evaluate many common dermatologic conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rashes, unusual growths, hair loss, etc. Sometimes further testing will be needed such as a biopsy or lab work and in that case you will need to come to the office. Please understand that we only accept one problem or diagnosis per Telemedicine visit. For example, if you have acne and a suspicious growth then you would need to submit two visit forms.