We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Steven Mark Burnett, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
1545 Mound Street Us 41
Sarasota, FL

Dr. S. Burnett works as a surgical dermatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burnett's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He honors 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 South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Burnett's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, melasma, acne, skin issues, acne scars

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Joseph Bonanno, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2426 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Matthew Bonanno specializes in plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Bonanno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Italian. Dr. Bonanno's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bonanno 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.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Melinda Lacerna Lirag Lacerna-Kimbrell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1274 N. Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Melinda Lacerna-Kimbrell is a plastic surgery specialist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Lacerna-Kimbrell attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 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. Lacerna-Kimbrell takes.

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Relevant Interests: , melasma, acne, acne scars, skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Marguerite Pearl Barnett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1715 Stickney Point Road
Sarasota, FL

Dr. Marguerite Barnett practices plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnett's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and BlueSelect, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Barnett is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple 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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