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ClearlyDerm provides the latest in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology for patients of all ages. 

With seven locations, it is South Florida’s leading and fastest-growing dermatology center.




Company snapshot

  • 7 locations
  • Paubox customer since 2016



Use case

Send HIPAA compliant, encrypted email by default


  • Adopt an easy-to-use email security solution
  • Include PHI in email
  • Provide robust inbound email security protection from phishingmalware, and email bomb attacks

Used solution

Favorite features

  • No additional steps to encrypt email
  • Easy integration into G Suite
  • Helpful customer success team




Delivering a high level of service meant that ClearlyDerm needed to email patients regarding upcoming procedures. These communications sometimes require transmitting protected health information (PHI).

“I knew that we needed our email communication of PHI to be encrypted,” said Dr. Robert Spoont, partner at ClearlyDerm. “I wanted a system that was easy to use in terms of employees and our patients.”

Although there were plenty of solutions that took care of the encryption part, most of them required portals, extra logins, or other steps that made them cumbersome to use.

“I wanted to use a service that was user friendly,” said Dr. Spoont. “I did not want our employees to not use the service because of difficulties in the number of steps necessary to communicate with our patients as well as other providers. And of course, I wanted to be totally compliant with the regulations regarding the transmission of PHI.”



After doing online research, Dr. Spoont found Paubox. “It was the only encryption service that I could find that seamlessly encrypted our emails that didn’t require additional logins or steps," he explained.

Once ClearlyDerm decided to go become a Paubox customer, the company wasn't left on its own. The Paubox customer success team helped Dr. Spoont set up his account to make sure he got the most from the free 14-day trial period. From there, ClearlyDerm was able to send HIPAA compliant email right away.

At Paubox, we pride ourselves on a seamless user experience for both the senders and recipients of encrypted email. Our technology allows users to send an email like an ordinary email, without the use of plug-ins, add-ons, or extra steps. Likewise, recipients can open secure emails without the use of email portals or extra passwords.

Paubox uses transport layer security (TLS) encryption and is HITRUST CSF certified.

“I would highly recommend Paubox,” said Dr. Spoont. “Any practices in the health-related field would benefit greatly from using Paubox.”



In the past 12 months alone, Paubox has encrypted over 600,000 emails sent by 111 ClearlyDerm staff members. Since Paubox encrypts all emails by default, no one had to spend any time wondering about whether or not to encrypt an email; it was done automatically. And all the email recipients had to do was click "open" to read an email - no password or portal required.

In addition, Paubox blocked 539 emails containing viruses, and 258 phishing attempts, any one of which could have led to a security breach and a hefty HIPAA fine.

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