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 is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Blumenstrauch (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blumenstrauch include birthmark removal, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Blumenstrauch is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Blumenstrauch's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Rosacea, Tattoo Removal, Restylane, Radiesse, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Wickwire works as a dermatologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wickwire is especially interested in acne and skin cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a dermatologist in Manhattan Beach, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rackett include tattoo removal, radiesse, and restylane. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rackett is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Juvederm, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Amber Kyle is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and tattoo removal. Dr. Kyle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Kyle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eczema

All Interests: Eczema, Botox Injection, Hair Transplant, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Juvederm, Laser Hair ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Newman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman 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 then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, skin cancer

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

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

Dr. Ronald Rosso is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosso is especially interested in 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 honors TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosso's office for an appointment. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer

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

Dr. James Wethe's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Wethe's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Three Rivers insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Wethe speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, ... (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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