NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Klara (https://us.klara.com/en/intro) aims to offer the American people an affordable and accessible option to receiving dermatologic care. Klara is the new way to consult your dermatologist on your smartphone before, during, and after your treatment. Co-founded by Dr. Simon Lorenz, PhD and Simon Bolz, Klara is secure, easy to use, and helps you receive the appropriate skin care that you need. Already available in 25 states*, Klara is currently partnering with over 50 board-certified US dermatologists available 24/7 to detect and evaluate rashes, acne, STDs, moles, and other skin problems. The app, a free download, is available on the Apple App store and the Google Play store.
For a limited time, Klara is covering the bill for the first consultation for new users. Otherwise, the price of a diagnosis or treatment plan from a Klara dermatologist is $39, which is in the range of a typical co-pay. If Klara's physicians are unable to evaluate the condition, patients receive their money back.
Using the app, which does not require any health insurance information, prospective patients photograph their skin problem, upload photos, and answer a short medical questionnaire developed by university clinics and leading dermatologists. The information is sent for review via a secure and HIPAA-compliant channel and shared between patients and participating board-certified dermatologists, who diagnosis the problem or advise a treatment plan. Additionally, patients can also consult their respective personal dermatologists and turn the app into a one-to-one channel between them and their doctor.
Dermatologists working with Klara include Dr. Daniel Siegel, a former president of the American Academy of Dermatology; Dr. Mark Kaufmann, a leading US dermatologist and Associate Professor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York; Dr. Chris Adigun, one of the top nail experts in the country and a former Assistant Professor at NYU Langone Medical Center; and several other highly respected dermatologists from leading hospitals and university clinics.
Klara is a groundbreaking eHealth company founded by entrepreneurs Simon Bolz and Simon Lorenz. Bolz, a founder of several tech start-ups, partnered with Lorenz, who holds a PhD in health economics, to launch Klara in 2013. Since its launch, Klara has successfully resonated with European and US consumers with more than 130,000 app downloads. Klara is venture-funded by prominent international investors and was awarded the Grant4Apps Award by Bayer HealthCare.
*CA, WA, NV, AZ, UT, CO, TX, IL, MO, IN, AL, FL, SC, NC, VA, MD, DC, NJ, NY, RI, NH, HI