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We found 3 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Mount Dora, FL.

Dr. Ralph Gousse, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4100 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Gousse is an adult hematology and adult oncology specialist. Dr. Gousse trained at St. John's Episcopal Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Gousse (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital and Central Florida Regional Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Tavares Bosshardt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1879 Nightingale Lane; Suite A-2
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Richard Bosshardt's medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bosshardt include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with South Lake Hospital. Dr. Bosshardt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Peter Alan Marzek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1879 Nightingale Lane; Suite A-2
Tavares, FL
 

Dr. Peter Marzek works as a plastic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Marzek's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marzek accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.