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We found 7 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Murrieta, CA.

Dr. Ruth Gilboa, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
25495 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Gilboa sees patients in Oceanside, CA, Solana Beach, CA, and Murrieta, CA. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Gilboa (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Swedish, and Norwegian. Her clinical interests encompass skin issues. Dr. Gilboa is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing her residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, Dr. Gilboa attended Lund University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. James Jee-Ling Chao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2973 Rancho California Road
Temecula, CA
 

Dr. James Chao practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Chao's clinical interests include dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Chao completed his residency training at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Munish Kumar Batra, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
25495 Medical Center Drive; Suite 303
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Munish Batra works as a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Batra (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Batra's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Batra trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). On average, patients gave Dr. Batra a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Batra accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Albert Kim Chaffoo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
25405 Hancock Avenue; Suite 108
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Richard Chaffoo's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in La Jolla, CA and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Chaffoo graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Daniel Gaon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
25455 Medical Center Drive; Suite 200
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Mark Gaon specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA, Orange, CA, and Murrieta, CA. Dr. Gaon graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Esther Yoonah Kim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
41715 Winchester Road; Suite 201-a
Temecula, CA
 

Dr. Esther Kim is a Temecula, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Kim's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Amnart Andy Wongworawat, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
41715 Winchester Road; Suite #201a
Temecula, CA
 

Dr. Amnart Wongworawat is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Temecula, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wongworawat's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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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.