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We found 33 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Oakland Park, FL.

Dr. Neil Alan Fenske, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
17 Davis Boulevard, Tampa, Floor 33613; 17 Davis Medical Building
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Neil Fenske's area of specialization is dermatopathology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fenske is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: tattoo removal, psoriasis, and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Fenske's hospital/clinic affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fenske's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition; Surgeon of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons; and Gustavus Adolphus College Sesquicentennial Award, Gustavus Adolphus.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues, psoriasis, melanoma, eczema, skin cancer

All Interests: Eczema, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Tattoo Removal, Laser Treatment, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Grant Nelson, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Nelson is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise consist of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts. Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nelson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His distinctions include: Recognition Award, American Cancer Society; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Nelson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis

Dr. Basil S Cherpelis, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Basil Cherpelis' medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Cherpelis attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cherpelis's areas of expertise include the following: mohs surgery and skin cancer. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cherpelis has received the distinction of President, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Mohs Surgery

Dr. Rachel Elizabeth Careccia, BS, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rachel Careccia is a dermatopathologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Careccia include skin issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Careccia takes. Dr. Careccia attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH).

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Skin Issues

Dr. Philip David Shenefelt, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
13330 Usf Laurel Drive
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Shenefelt specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of clinical interest consist of hypnosis (hypnotherapy), allergic contact dermatitis, and skin cancer. Dr. Shenefelt's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Shenefelt 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Schneck Award for Contributions to Medical Hypnosis, Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.

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Relevant Interests: , allergic contact dermatitis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Allergic Contact Dermatitis, Hypnosis

Dr. Nishit Sharadchandra Patel, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
5 Tampa General Circle, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Nishit Patel's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: rosacea, acne, and psoriasis. His professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, acne, skin issues, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, melanoma, vitiligo

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Rosacea, Skin Issues, Melanoma, Cancer Screening, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Acne

Dr. Peter Reed Pavan, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Peter Pavan works as a retina specialist. Dr. Pavan's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and retinal detachment. He is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pavan attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cancer, Melanoma, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Clifford Latorre, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
12500 N Dale Mabry Highway; Suite F
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Randall Latorre's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Latorre is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, head surgery, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. Dr. Latorre speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acne

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Damian Abel Laber, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
3 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Damian Laber, who practices in Tampa, FL, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. The average patient rating for Dr. Laber is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laber include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and bleeding. Dr. Laber is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Laber's education and training includes medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and residency at Huron Hospital and South Pointe Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Teaching Faculty, University of Louisville, JG Brown Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma, skin cancer

All Interests: Bleeding, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Skin Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Hemophilia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Reintgen's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Reintgen's areas of expertise include breast cancer and melanoma. Dr. Reintgen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing Dr. Reintgen's residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Reintgen attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Reintgen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Reintgen is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reintgen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Melanoma, Breast Issues, Breast Cancer

Dr. Rafael Ernesto Carrion, MD
Specializes in Urology
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33613
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Carrion practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrion include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has received the following distinction: Leadership, AUA. Dr. Carrion is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of South Florida (USF) Health and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). Dr. Carrion has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , warts

All Interests: Warts, in Vitro Fertilization, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Penile Duplex Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Harrington, MPH, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5802 N. 30th Street, Tampa; Floor 33612
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Michael Harrington is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Tampa, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Harrington include general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. Dr. Harrington is professionally affiliated with Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Dominic Michael Castellano, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
5105 N. Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Dominic Castellano practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Tampa, FL. Dr. Castellano studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. He has a special interest in sleep apnea, skin issues, and laser surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Castellano is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castellano takes. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laser Surgery, Nose Problems, Skin Issues, Throat ... (Read more)

Dr. Pedro Miguel Soler Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4144 N. Armenia Avenue; Suite 250
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Pedro Soler works as a plastic surgeon. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. Dr. Soler is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soler honors. Dr. Soler graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Joseph Julian Hirschfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
Suite 260, Office of Dr Joseph J Hirschfeld; 3000 E Fletcher
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hirschfeld's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bay Hospital, and Tampa Community Hospital. Dr. Hirschfeld obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Hirschfeld's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Carl Wayne Cruse, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Carl Cruse is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Cruse's areas of expertise include general reconstruction, gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction), and head and neck cancer reconstruction. He 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. Dr. Cruse's professional affiliations include Moffitt Cancer Center, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Burn Reconstruction, Skin Cancer, Scar Revision, General Reconstruction, Head and Neck Cancer ... (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.