We found 12 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Valley Health Plan HMO near Stanford, CA.

Dr. Kavita Y Sarin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3240 Alpine Road
Portola Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kavita Sarin sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and Portola Valley, CA. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Sarin's clinical interests include microdermabrasion, mole removal, and melasma. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, skin issues

All Interests: Tattoo Removal, Microdermabrasion, Mole Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Issues, Melasma

Dr. Silvina B Pugliese, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
900 Blake Wilbur Drive; 3rd Floor
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Silvina Pugliese is a medical specialist in surgical dermatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pugliese include microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and juvederm. She is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pugliese trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, acne, acne scars

All Interests: Rosacea, Acne, Microdermabrasion, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Acne Scars

Dr. Sumaira Zareen Aasi, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
450 Broadway Street; Pavilion B, 4th Floor
Redwood City, CA
 

Dr. Sumaira Aasi sees patients in Redwood City, CA. Her medical specialty is MOHS-micrographic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: juvederm, mole removal, and dermabrasion. Dr. Aasi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, acne scars

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Acne Surgery, Juvederm, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Melasma, Eye Problems, Acne Scars

Dr. Youn Hee H Kim, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Youn Kim is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: microdermabrasion, birthmark removal, and chemical peels. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. Dr. Kim is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, acne scars

All Interests: Birthmark Removal, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Acne, Mohs Surgery, Microdermabrasion, Mole Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roy Hong's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hong has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong accepts. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

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

Dr. Gordon Lee practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lee attended Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His 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. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Gurtner trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Palo Alto, CA and Redwood City, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Sen attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

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

Dr. Rahim Nazerali specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Stanford, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nazerali include facial problems, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nazerali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nazerali's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. David Mark Kahn, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1000 Welch Road; First Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Kahn is a plastic surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kahn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn is a graduate of Albany Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marcus Lieberman, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
801 Welch Road
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. David Lieberman is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Lieberman speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lieberman honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, melasma, skin issues, acne scars

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Dysport Injection, CO2 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rosa Dell'oca is a plastic surgery specialist in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Dell'oca graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Lahey Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She honors Valley Health Plan insurance. She is affiliated with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.
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