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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Kaiser Permanente near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Specializes in Dermatology
320 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Stacey Hunt is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She has a special interest in skin issues and skin of color. Dr. Hunt is an in-network provider for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School.

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All Interests: Skin Issues, Skin of Color

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Specializes in Dermatology
320 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Katz is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Katz studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is especially interested in skin issues. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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All Interests: Skin Issues

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Specializes in Dermatology
320 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Errol Craig is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His clinical interests include skin issues. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Craig is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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All Interests: Skin Issues

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
320 Lennon Lane; Dermatology - Lassen Building
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Michael works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon in Sacramento, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise consist of skin issues, nail surgery, and cosmetic skin treatment. Dr. Michael studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is an in-network provider for Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues, Nail Surgery

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1425 S Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tina Smith sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Smith is in-network for Kaiser Permanente insurance. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, General Reconstruction, Tummy Tuck, Dermabrasion, TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction, ... (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.