DermUtopia Co-founders: Christine Shanahan and Dr. Brenda Dintiman

DermUtopia Co-founders: Christine Shanahan and Dr. Brenda Dintiman

DermUtopia – an online dermatology clinic, was founded on the basic idea that access to dermatological care, including online acne treatments should be available anytime and anywhere. Expanding on this fundamental concept, our company has the following mission:

  • To extend medical care by US board-certified dermatologists to more people with skin conditions including acne, rashes and moles
  • To protect the privacy of patients during online dermatology consultations with a secure HIPAA compliant phone application
  • To improve access to care for patients in areas of Virginia and Maryland without a conveniently located dermatologist
  • To reduce wait time for consultation with an online dermatologist
  • To provide care to patients in underserved areas where there is a shortage of dermatologists patients
  • To support the primary care and pediatric physicians
  • To collect data that supports the cost-, time- and travel time-saving aspects of teledermatology (online dermatology consultations)
  • To offer accurate information and diagnoses that avoid unnecessary medications and procedures
  • To aid in the early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening conditions, such as pre-cancerous skin lesions or melanomas
  • To perform early treatment of conditions that can benefit greatly from early intervention, such as infections and drug rashes.