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We found 18 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Palm Harbor, FL.

Dr. Susan St. Clair St Clair Roper, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2467 Enterprise Road, Suite A; Suite A
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Susan Roper practices dermatology (skin disorders). She speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in cryotherapy, shingles, and collagen injections. Dr. Roper is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Roper performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 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. Roper accepts. Dr. Roper's distinctions include: Revlon Dermatology Foundation Grant Fellowship Award, Dermatology Foundation; Chief Resident, Department of Dermatology, Emory University School of Medicine; and Surgeon of the Year, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Spider Veins, Laser Surgery, Shingles, Skin Issues, CO2 ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Patrick Albergo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
4132 Woodlands Parkway
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Robert Albergo specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Albergo's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: herpes and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Albergo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Herpes, Facial Problems, Rosacea, Spider Veins, Retina Problems

Dr. Amy Simon Ross, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
4197 Woodlands Parkway; 2nd Floor
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Amy Ross' area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Ross's clinical interests encompass skin issues, laser surgery, and cosmetic procedures. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ross's education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Cosmetic Procedures

Dr. Thomas Joseph Sultenfuss, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1022 Main Street; Suite R
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Sultenfuss is a surgical dermatologist. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sultenfuss attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sultenfuss include skin issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Skin Issues

Dr. Douglas Scott Reintgen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1501 S Pinellas Avenue; Suite T
Tarpon Springs, 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. Isidoros James Moraitis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3890 Tampa Road; Suite 406
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Isidoros Moraitis is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Moraitis has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Moraitis include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moraitis 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). He speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Joseph Anthony Laguna, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1630 Pond View Court
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Laguna's specialty is general internal medicine. His training includes a residency program at Conemaugh Health System. These areas are among Dr. Laguna's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and trigger point injections. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laguna takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Bone Density Test, Exercise Stress Test, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Diane Carson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1259 S Pinellas Avenue
Tarpon Springs, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Carson specializes in family medicine and practices in Trinity, FL and Tarpon Springs, FL. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Carson performed her residency at Bayfront Medical Center. 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: , warts

All Interests: Warts, Biopsy, Ear Problems, Spirometry, Cancer

Dr. Martin Joseph Milne, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
25400 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 201
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Martin Milne is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Clearwater, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Milne average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Milne's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Milne attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Milne (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Facial Problems, Laser Surgery, Skin Issues, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Dental Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Botts Buck, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
35080 Us Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Buck is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Palm Harbor, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Buck average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Buck is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Buck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. James Michael Swoager, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3251 Mcmullen Booth Road; Suite 103
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. James Swoager sees patients in Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is family medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swoager include diabetes, shingles, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Swoager is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Vincent's Medical Center, Jacksonville.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, Shingles, Skin Issues, Attention Deficit Disorder, Joint Injections

Dr. Ananda Som, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
30522 Us Highway 19 N; Suite 109
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Ananda Som practices general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Som is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Som (or staff) is conversant in Bengali and Hindi. Dr. Som is professionally affiliated with Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Auto Injuries, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Percy Renato Bracamonte, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
646 Virginia Street; Suite 601
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Percy Bracamonte is a general internist and geriatrician. His clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), trigger point injections, and depression. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bracamonte graduated from Cayetano Heredia University and then he performed his residency at Jersey City Medical Center. Dr. Bracamonte is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Medical Group and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Depression, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vidya Sagar, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
2196 Main Street; Suite H
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Vidya Sagar is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Dunedin, FL. He attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Sagar's areas of expertise include diabetes, alcohol abuse, and geriatric health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include BayCare Alliant Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Christian Smith, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1931 Saddle Hill Road
Dunedin, FL
 

Dr. Peter Smith's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include diabetic foot ulcers, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and BlueOptions are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Smith attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Joel Epstein
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry, Sports Medicine
2595 Tampa Road; Suite O
Palm Harbor, FL
 

Dr. Joel Epstein practices foot & ankle surgery, general podiatry, and sports medicine. For his residency, Dr. Epstein trained at Harrison Community Hospital. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, nail issues, and trigger point injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Epstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Epstein is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mease Dunedin Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , calluses, corns

All Interests: Plantar Fasciitis, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Diabetes, Nail Issues, Heel Pain, Calluses, Corns, ... (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.