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We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Shield of California near Fresno, CA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
2335 E Kashian Lane; Suite 410
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Simpson's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System.

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Relevant Interests: , contact dermatitis, psoriasis, skin issues, birthmark, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Birthmark, Academic Dermatology, Skin Issues, Skin of ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
5701 N West Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. J. Boswell specializes in pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology and practices in Fresno, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Boswell include phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and skin cancer. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Kenty Uy Sian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Kenty Sian is a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Sian is professionally affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sian accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 N Herwaldt Drive
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Norio Takayama is a plastic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Takayama include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Tummy Tuck, Dermabrasion, Laser Treatment, Breast Augmentation, Ear Surgery, ... (Read more)

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What are Skin Issues?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, protecting and covering our more sensitive inner organs. Considering its size and that it is constantly exposed to the elements, the skin is usually relatively problem-free. However that doesn’t mean that issues don’t come up from time to time that might need the help of a professional. The most common skin issues that people seek medical help with are cosmetic issues, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin growths.

Professional cosmetic skin treatments exist to treat wrinkles, scars, dark spots, remove excess hair, tone and tighten skin, and otherwise improve the appearance of the skin. They may use lasers, light therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or many other forms of skin treatment.

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, most commonly on the face or back. The clogged follicles can then become infected and inflamed. Treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and retinoid creams.

Eczema is dry, sensitive skin that causes an itchy red rash, often in response to specific triggers. It is common in childhood but can sometimes last into adulthood. The main treatment involves keeping skin well moisturized.

Dermatitis is the medical name for any kind of skin inflammation or rash. Rashes can happen because of an allergy or contact with an irritating substance. They may be red, itchy, or even painful. They are often treated with antihistamines or moisturizing creams containing cortisone.

Psoriasis is patches of thick, red skin that is covered in silvery scales. It is often itchy and sore. Psoriasis is thought to be caused by an immune disorder, and it runs in families. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure, but there are medicated creams available to treat the symptoms.

Skin growths, including warts and moles, are usually not serious. However, some skin growths should be examined by a doctor to make sure they don’t cause problems in the future. Warts are harmless, rough, bumpy growths caused by a viral infection. They occur most often on the hands and feet. Because they are caused by a virus, they are contagious. Moles are brown or black spots that are sometimes raised slightly from the surface of the skin. They happen when clumps of pigment cells form in a cluster instead of spread out. Moles are harmless except that they are more vulnerable to cancer than other parts of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and its risk increases with sun exposure and fair skin tone.

Skin issues can be embarrassing or irritating, but most are minor and can be treated without serious problems. Some, however, can be a sign of a more significant issue, so it is important to see a doctor for anything out of the ordinary.