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We found 7 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Three Rivers Provider Network PPO near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Roy Benjamin Blumenstrauch, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
4201 Torrance Blvd. 640
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Roy Blumenstrauch's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Blumenstrauch include acne. Dr. Blumenstrauch's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blumenstrauch has an open panel. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Blumenstrauch (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues

All Interests: Acne, Skin Issues

Dr. William James Wickwire, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
520 N. Prospect Ave. 302
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. William Wickwire is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Wickwire has indicated that his clinical interests include acne and skin cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Wickwire average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wickwire (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Wickwire's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Wickwire is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Acne, Skin Issues

Dr. Scott Curtis Rackett, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Scott Rackett practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Rackett's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include skin cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rackett speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Amber Aileene Kyle, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Other
20911 Earl Street; Suite 310
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Amber Kyle's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She has indicated that her clinical interests include eczema. Dr. Kyle has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Kyle speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eczema

All Interests: Eczema

Dr. Ronald Frank Rosso, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Rosso is a plastic surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rosso focuses on skin cancer. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Rosso attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer

Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Newman is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. James D Wethe, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Wethe practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wethe at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Three Rivers insurance. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Wethe attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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