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We found 7 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Joaquin Carlos Brieva, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joaquin Brieva is a dermatologist in Chicago, IL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brieva's areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and cryotherapy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of the North. Dr. Brieva's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Brieva welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wickii Thambiah Vigneswaran, MBA, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
5841 South Maryland Avenue; Mc 5040
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Wickii Vigneswaran is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Vigneswaran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Endarterectomy, Lung Transplant, Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bethanee Jean Schlosser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bethanee Schlosser's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Schlosser trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlosser is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schlosser is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Roopal V Kundu, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Roopal Kundu specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kundu's areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Kundu is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Moles, Psoriasis, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Laser Hair Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne E Laumann, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne Laumann sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include the following: alopecia areata, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and phototherapy (light therapy). Dr. Laumann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Laumann's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Scleroderma, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria L Colavincenzo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1600; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Colavincenzo works as a dermatologist. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Colavincenzo's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Colavincenzo include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Colavincenzo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Eczema, Contact Dermatitis, Erythroderma, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malek G Massad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Malek Massad is a surgical oncologist and cardiothoracic surgeon in Chicago, IL. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. These areas are among Dr. Massad's clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. He is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Massad completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Transplant, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where the sweat glands become overactive, leading to excessive sweating. It can occur in just one area, such as the armpits, feet, or hands; or it can be general sweating over the entire body. Hyperhidrosis can happen to people of all ages and genders. It is estimated that the condition affects as many as 3% of all people, but many are never diagnosed because they are too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms with their doctor.

When excessive sweating is the main complaint and is not related to any other condition, it is called primary hyperhidrosis. There is no known cause, but it does tend to run in families. Secondary hyperhidrosis is sweating that is caused by another medical condition, such as anxiety, cancer, hyperthyroidism, or menopause. Sometimes treating the underlying condition can improve this type of sweating.

There are tests doctors can use to diagnose hyperhidrosis. One involves simply soaking up the perspiration with paper and then weighing the paper to measure how much extra sweat is being produced. Another test, called the starch-iodine test, involves covering the body with powder. This powder turns blue in any areas where sweat is produced.

Treatment depends on the severity of the hyperhidrosis and the areas affected. Some options are:
  • Prescription antiperspirants, which contain aluminum chloride and work by plugging the sweat ducts. This signals the sweat glands to decrease sweat production. They work for moderate cases of hyperhidrosis and are relatively affordable.
  • Iontophoresis, a procedure that uses small amounts of electricity and a tray of tap water to decrease production of sweat glands in the hands or feet.
  • Botox, which can be injected into the nerves that control sweat glands in the underarms.
  • Sympathectomy, a surgery for severe cases that can be performed to cut the nerves that stimulate sweat production. Sympathectomy is most effective for hyperhidrosis of the hands. It may cause new symptoms of sweating elsewhere on the body.
  • Surgery to remove sweat glands, most often in the underarms.

Hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition that causes both physical and emotional distress. Treatments are available, and support groups exist to help patients cope.