Using Selfies For Prescriptions

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Since day one of smartphones having a camera feature, the term “selfies” began to pop up everywhere.  The act of a person taking their own picture solo or with a group of people has gotten the attention from everyone including celebrities and the White House. But can this simple, seemingly-harmless  activity actually be a key to healthy skin?  One doctor seems to think so.

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David Lortscher plans to use selfies in his medical practice. The San Diego dermatologist has started a company named PocketDerm, and it offers prescription medicine using online pictures.

“If the patient takes a few high quality photos, if they give us a really good sense of their medical history,” said Dr. Lortscher,” we select a prescription regiment for him.”