We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept BlueOptions Essential Health S1400 near Lakeland, FL.

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4429 Florida National Drive
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Jacob Gerzenshtein is a plastic surgeon in Lakeland, FL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Gerzenshtein's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gerzenshtein is conversant in Russian. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, acne scars, skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Pranay Chandrakant Patel, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1600 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Pranay Patel's specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Lakeland, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include facial problems, radiesse, and restylane. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma

All Interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Lip Implants, Juvederm, Chin Surgery, Facelift, Forehead Lift, YAG Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Faeza Rashid Kazmier, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Faeza Kazmier is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kazmier at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Kazmier is affiliated with Watson Clinic LLP.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1755 N Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. J. Ferguson practices plastic surgery in Lakeland, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Ferguson a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferguson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
520 E Garden Street
Lakeland, FL
 

Dr. Shreekant Tripathi practices plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Tripathi average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (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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