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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Shield near Milpitas, CA.

Dr. Sunil S Dhawan, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1158 Jacklin Road
Milpitas, CA
 

Dr. Sunil Dhawan is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He works in Fremont, CA and Milpitas, CA. Dr. Dhawan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: laser resurfacing, acne, and psoriasis. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, Dr. Dhawan attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dhawan has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Dhawan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, psoriasis, skin infection, eczema, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Transplant Procedures, Eczema, Laser Resurfacing, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Gul A Zikria, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1109 S Park Victoria Drive
Milpitas, CA
 

Dr. Gul Zikria practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Milpitas, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zikria is especially interested in infertility, skin issues, and women's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Zikria performed his residency at Magee Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Zikria (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Infertility, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
429 S Main Street
Milpitas, CA
 

Dr. Hien Nguyen works as a plastic surgeon in Milpitas, CA and San Jose, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic Surgery, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Esteban Posada, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
200 Jose Figueres Avenue; #485-495
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Juan Posada specializes in family medicine and practices in San Jose, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Posada is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Posada is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Depression, Substance Abuse, Bronchitis, Electrocardiogram, Allergies, Parkinson's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4485 Headen Way
Santa Clara, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Yim practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in San Jose, CA and Santa Clara, CA. Dr. Yim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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.