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We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Health Net near Whittier, CA.

Dr. Tommy Ho-Yin Chen, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
12533 Washington Boulevard; #a
Whittier, CA

Dr. Tommy Chen practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Pasadena, CA and Whittier, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen's areas of clinical interest consist of infections, psoriasis, and skin cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Infections

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8555 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rizvi's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Rizvi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizvi takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7957 S. Painter Avenue; Suite 202
Whittier, CA

Dr. John Britto's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Britto attended Sapienza University of Rome for medical school and subsequently trained at Jersey City Medical Center and Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Britto include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Britto honors. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1048 S. Garfield Avenue; #300
Monterey Park, CA

Dr. Dianne Wu is a plastic surgery specialist in Monterey Park, CA and Alhambra, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wu include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. Dr. Wu is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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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.