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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 Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
2335 E Kashian Lane; Suite 410
Fresno, CA
(559) 266-4100

Dr. Gregory Simpson works as a pediatric dermatologist and surgical dermatologist. His clinical interests include academic dermatology, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Simpson attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Simpson is professionally affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Academic Dermatology, Birthmarks, Contact Dermatitis, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Medical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology
5701 N West Avenue
Fresno, CA
(559) 439-3000

Dr. J. Boswell's areas of specialization are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology; he sees patients in Fresno, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Boswell speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Boswell focuses on phototherapy (light therapy), psoriasis, and skin cancer. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Medical Dermatology, Phototherapy, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer

Kenty Uy Sian MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA
(559) 797-0501; (559) 225-6100

Dr. Kenty Sian is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Chemical Peels, IPL, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
255 N Herwaldt Drive
Fresno, CA
(559) 431-8880; (559) 459-7300

Dr. Norio Takayama is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Takayama include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Takayama is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments, Dermabrasion, Brow Lift, Chin ... (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.