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 medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Dhawan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His clinical interests include laser resurfacing, acne, and psoriasis. Dr. Dhawan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Regional Medical Center of San Jose. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Patients rated Dr. Dhawan highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Milpitas, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at Magee Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Zikria attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In his practice, Dr. Zikria focuses on infertility, skin issues, and women's health issues. Dr. Zikria has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Zikria (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. Dr. Zikria is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and cleft lip and palate repair. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Microsurgery, Blepharoptosis Repair, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip and ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Posada sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Posada speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, substance abuse, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Regional Medical Center of San Jose. Dr. Posada's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more.

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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 sees patients in San Jose, CA and Santa Clara, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Yim attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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.