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We found 7 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near Stanford, CA.

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgery specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gordon Kwanlyp Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive; H1307 Mc 5105
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Lee is a specialist in plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Cash Gurtner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
257 Campus Drive West; Gk-201
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Gurtner is a plastic surgery specialist. Before completing Dr. Gurtner's residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Gurtner attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Gurtner's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurtner takes. Dr. Gurtner is professionally affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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

Dr. Subhro Kamal Sen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
900 Blake Wilbur Drive; W1083 Mc 2019
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Subhro Sen sees patients in Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Sen graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Sen is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1515 El Camino Real; Suite D
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Kahn is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahn honors.

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

Dr. Rahim S Nazerali, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
875 Blake Wilbur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Rahim Nazerali is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Nazerali include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. Dr. Nazerali accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Nazerali speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
525 South Drive; Suite 215
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Rosa Dell'oca works as a plastic surgeon in Mountain View, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dell'oca include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She accepts Valley Health Plan insurance. Dr. Dell'oca studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dell'oca's medical residency was performed at Lahey Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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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.