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We found 37 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Bay Pines, FL.

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Specializes in Dermatology, Other
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 360
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Perrott is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in herpes, cryotherapy, and shingles. Dr. Perrott is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). On average, patients gave Dr. Perrott a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Rosacea, Shingles

Dr. Ernest Curt Rehnke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1615 Pasadena Ave Street; Suite 460
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ernest Rehnke, who practices in South Pasadena, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rehnke include bowel resection, tube thoracostomy (chest tube insertion), and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Rehnke's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Palms of Pasadena Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rehnke graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Paracentesis, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Bowel Resection, Ileostomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vijaya Lakshmi Cherukuri, MD
Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine, Geriatrics
218 Pasadena Avenue S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri practices adult hospital medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Cherukuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherukuri include depression, heart problems, and hernia. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Before completing her residency at Long Island College Hospital, Dr. Cherukuri attended medical school at Andhra Medical College and Rangaraya Medical College. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , skin lesions (growths or marks)

All Interests: Depression, Flu Shot, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Burns, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen Finkelstein, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
9021 Oakhurst Road; Suite H
Seminole, FL
 

Dr. Allen Finkelstein practices family medicine. Dr. Finkelstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Finkelstein is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Largo Medical Center. Dr. Finkelstein is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Hypoglycemia, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
1615 Pasadena Avenue; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Ali is a specialist in adult critical care, sleep medicine, and adult pulmonology. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. After attending the University of Khartoum Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and New York Methodist Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Ali speaks Arabic. Dr. Ali's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Palms of Pasadena Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Research, Burns, Snoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kavita Bakthavatsalam Rao, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4957 38th Avenue North; Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kavita Rao specializes in general internal medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rao an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Petersburg General Hospital, Largo Medical Center, and Northside Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her training includes a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Depression, Hypertension, Skin Cancer, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Obesity, Asthma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemant Ratilal Desai, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
7047 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Hemant Desai practices general internal medicine in Pinellas Park, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with St. Petersburg General Hospital and Northside Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Surat and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Blood Tests, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic ... (Read more)

Dr. Karen Ruth Singer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6675 38th Avenue N.; Suite 102
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Karen Singer's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Singer is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Singer include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Singer completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and BlueOptions.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhagwat Dahyabhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
5781 49th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Bhagwat Patel, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include hypertension (high blood pressure). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and D.C. General Hospital, Dr. Patel attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Hypertension, Joint Aspiration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Hui-Shiung Li, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
4801 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Albert Li is a general surgery specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Li's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Northside Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Li honors. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Mastectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kush K Patel, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 310
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kush Patel is an internist in Largo, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include diabetes, cryotherapy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UHS Wilson Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northside Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin Issues, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Michael Newman, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5200 Seminole Boulevard
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Newman is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Newman is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include breast augmentation, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dupuytren's contracture. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Doctors Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Lymphadenectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Burns, Facelift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abey Sarai, MD
Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
5670 54th Avenue N; Suite A-1
Kenneth City, FL
 

Dr. Abey Sarai's specialty is adult infectious disease. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, herpes, and geriatric health. Dr. Sarai's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Alliant Hospital, and St. Petersburg General Hospital. She studied medicine at T.D. Medical College, Alappuzha. For her professional training, Dr. Sarai completed residency programs at Raritan Bay Medical Center and Montreal General Hospital. She is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Herpes, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Alzheimer's Disease, Hepatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren Patrice Archer, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
8250 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 250
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Lauren Archer works as a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. Dr. Archer graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Archer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. The average patient rating for Dr. Archer is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Geetha Jayaprakash Kamath, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
5767 49th Street N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Geetha Kamath, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL and Clearwater, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kamath a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include bone marrow aspiration. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Largo Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamath honors. After attending Kasturba Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kamath completed her residency training at Helene Fuld Medical Center. Dr. Kamath (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Bone Marrow Aspiration, Abdominal Paracentesis, Burns, Joint Aspiration, Suprapubic Bladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Bard Fogarty, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 320
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Julie Fogarty practices general internal medicine. Dr. Fogarty's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. She is affiliated with BayCare Medical Group. She graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Fogarty completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Herpes, Fibromyalgia, Ear Problems, Diabetes, Sexual Dysfunction, Shingles, Skin ... (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.