We found 7 providers with an interest in atopic dermatitis and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Francisco Antonio Ramos-Caro, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Ramos-Caro's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramos-Caro attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanton King Wesson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Stanton Wesson practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wesson obtained his medical school training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and performed his residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium. He has received the following distinctions: Professional Memberships; Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology 1987- present; and Association of Professors of Dermatology 2003-present. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Rashes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cheri Nicole Adgerson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology, Internal Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Cheri Adgerson is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Adgerson's areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Adgerson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adgerson honors.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Isabel Longo-Imedio, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Maria Longo-Imedio's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Longo-Imedio attended medical school at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Longo-Imedio is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
1600 Sw Archer Road; Box 100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sthorn Thatayatikom is a specialist in pediatric allergy & immunology. Dr. Thatayatikom has a special interest in hay fever (allergic rhinitis), asthma, and atopic dermatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Thatayatikom completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include The Nightingale Award, The Nursing Association of Thailand and The Excellent Student Award, International English Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Allergies, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Dr. Anna De Benedetto, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anna Debenedetto's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. Dr. Debenedetto honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at The G. d'Annunzio University. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

Jennifer Ellen Thompson
Specializes in Dermatology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Ms. Jennifer Thompson is a dermatologist. Clinical interests for Ms. Thompson include alopecia areata, basal cell carcinoma, and contact dermatitis. She is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Thompson honors.

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All Interests: Psoriasis, Dermatomyositis, Vitiligo, Cellulitis, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Contact ... (Read more)

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What is Atopic Dermatitis?

Atopic dermatitis, or atopic eczema, is a red, itchy rash that is not contagious. It often appears in childhood and may be triggered by an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Atopic dermatitis can appear anywhere on the body, but it most often occurs in parts of the body that bend, such as behind the knees or elbows. Atopic dermatitis is a chronic allergic condition.

Atopic dermatitis is the most severe kind of dermatitis (eczema), and it happens when people have an allergic response within their skin. People with atopic dermatitis also tend to have other reactions such as allergies, asthma, and hay fever. Although there are many kinds of eczema, atopic dermatitis is the most common, and this is usually what people are referring to when they talk about eczema. Other kinds of eczema include contact dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, nummular, dyshidrotic, and others.

Symptoms of atopic dermatitis include an intense itch, redness, dry skin, a scaly or leathery appearance, weeping or oozing, and swelling. Atopic eczema occurs in patches and is not usually found over the entire body. Symptoms may come and go and are often worse in winter. Active symptoms, known as a flare, are often caused by a specific trigger such as chemical irritants, dry indoor air, stress, a viral infection, or allergens.

Treatment involves avoiding triggers, moisturizing thoroughly and regularly, and protecting the skin from irritation (for instance, from scratching or hot showers). Severe flares may require treatment with hydrocortisone cream, a lotion that reduces inflammation. In the most serious cases, there are medications and treatments, such as UV therapy, that may offer relief.
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