Do You Need a Referral
to See a Dermatologist?

Book an appointment through our online clinic to get a Dermatologist referral. Chat with a Meira Care virtual doctor about your medical history and current symptoms. Get your assessment, diagnosis, and Dermatology referral all from the comfort of your home.

  • Meira Care Specialties DermatologistVirtual Visits are 100% OHIP Covered
  • Meira Care Specialties DermatologistSame-Day Appointments
  • Meira Care Specialties DermatologistLate Evening & Weekend Appointments
Meira Care Specialties Dermatologist

When to See a Skin, Hair, and Nail Specialist!

Experiencing skin problems that interfere with your everyday life?

Redness, itching, pain, rashes, and pus are all signs that you need to consult with a dermatologist.

Book an online doctor’s appointment to speak with a provider about your skin, hair and nail concerns and get on the path to better health today!

Meira Care Specialties Dermatologist
Meira Care Specialties Dermatologist

Reasons to See a Dermatologist

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Signs of Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hair Loss
  • Rosacea
  • Varicose and Spider Veins
  • Infection
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
GET STARTED WITH YOUR DERMATOLOGY REFERRAL

For our virtual doctors to assess your concerns, photos are required for an accurate assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan.

When sending photos please follow these recommended tips for a high-quality consultation and accurate assessment.

  • Photos should be clear and well-focused
  • Take a closeup photo about 4 inches away
  • Take another photo about 10 inches away
  • Use natural source of light or fluorescent lighting
  • Show the entire area of concern
  • Take your photos against a white background
  • Include a ruler or coin beside the area of concern so the online doctor can measure the size of the concerned area
  • For feet, take photos of the top of your feet and the soles of your feet
  • For hands, take photos of the top of your hands and the palms of your hands
Meira Care Specialties Dermatologist
Meira Care Specialties Dermatologist

How Does Dermatology Work?

Skin is the largest organ of our body and plays a crucial role in covering and protecting everything which is inside our body. It acts as the first line of defense against diseases and infections, and helps with temperature regulation, vitamin production, and muscle movement.

Many factors like poor diet, lack of sleep, excessive alcohol, smoking, irritants, hormonal changes, sun exposure, weakened immune system, and genetics can negatively impact our skin health. While minor conditions like acne, dryness, sunburn, blisters, warts, and hives can be treated by a primary care doctor and managed by medications or topical creams, some signs and symptoms can appear due to an underlying health issue which need to be evaluated.

A dermatologist can help recognize such signs, and treat many conditions including eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, dermatitis, skin cancer, and skin infections.

FAQs

Can I see a dermatologist for hair loss?
Do I need to show a doctor’s referral to see a dermatologist?
Are the consultations covered under OHIP?
How do I know if I have skin cancer?
How can I cancel my appointment? Is there a fee for cancellation?
Can I refill/renew my prescriptions online?