Walgreens Launches Skin Care Platform Providing Convenient Access to Dermatological Information, Care and Treatment

Platform includes a connection to teledermatology services offered by

DEERFIELD, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The average wait time for patients looking to see a dermatologist in the
U.S. is nearly 29 days, and in some areas, can exceed several months.1
To help meet the growing need for skin care resources and accessible
care and treatment, Walgreens today is launching a new skin care answers
platform available through Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app.

The platform (Walgreens.com/skincareanswers)
features informational resources and content, and will also enable
visitors to obtain extended skin care, including the DermatologistOnCall
teledermatology service available through Iagnosis, which offers online
dermatology consultations with U.S.-based, board-certified specialists.

Greg Orr, Walgreens vice president of digital health, said, “More than 2
million people visit our digital channels each day, and this is another
way we can help address access challenges by giving our customers more
convenient channels and resources to meet their health care needs.”

The skin care platform includes:

  • DermatologistOnCall®, the nation’s largest teledermatology-focused
    telehealth network offered by Iagnosis, for online dermatology
    scheduling and consultation
  • Information about common skin conditions such as acne and eczema from
    content partner and the leading source of health care information,
  • Basic skin and product recommendations through Walgreens Pharmacy
    Chat, which offers live online chat conversations 24/7 with members of
    Walgreens pharmacy staff

“This is another example of combining innovation and convenience to
deliver tools and services that help deliver quality and affordable care
to our customers anywhere, anytime,” said Harry Leider, M.D., Walgreens
chief medical officer. “The teledermatology offering and collaboration
is a natural extension of some of the services we already provide and
can serve as a resource for screening and potential early diagnosis of a
variety of skin conditions.”

Iagnosis’ DermatologistOnCall network of dermatology specialists can
provide diagnoses and personalized treatment plans for more than 3,000
medical conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails, typically within
24 hours of the patient submitting their online visit. Patients who have
created an online profile may upload photos of their skin condition via
the private and secure platform, receive relevant answers to medical
questions and select to receive care from a provider licensed in their
state. The cost per online consultation is $59.

“We are very excited to announce this relationship with Walgreens, which
has shown innovative leadership in embracing telehealth applications
that deliver a high clinical quality standard to its customers,” said
Dave Zynn, chief executive officer of Iagnosis. “Consistently, 98
percent of DermatologistOnCall patients say they’d recommend the service
to a family member or friend, and we look forward to serving Walgreens
customers as they look for solutions that support their health and

For more information, visit: http://walgreens.com/skincareanswers.

About Walgreens

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com),
one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail
Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA),
the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More
than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities
across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to
consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health
and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores
with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omni-channel business includes
Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer
Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.

About Iagnosis

Iagnosis, Inc. is focused on delivering faster healthcare treatment to
patients through web-enabled solutions. Its flagship product,
DermatologistOnCall®, is best-in-class for helping board-certified
dermatologists in the U.S. offer patients convenient 24/7 online and
mobile access to affordable, high-quality skin, hair and nail medical
care. Iagnosis has been recognized in the industry for its innovation
and high patient satisfaction ratings, and the company actively partners
with physician practices, health systems, retailers, and other
organizations to provide comprehensive and personalized care solutions
to patients. Visit www.iagnosis.com
for corporate information.


1 IBISWorld Industry Report OD4168 Dermatologists in the
U.S., July 2015.


Alyssa Bronikowski
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