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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; Arkes 1600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joaquin Brieva's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Brieva has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Brieva include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Brieva obtained his medical school training at the University of the North and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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, who practices in Burr Ridge, IL, Maywood, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Peradeniya Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Vigneswaran performed his residency at Royal Victoria Infirmary and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Vigneswaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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; Arkes 1600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Bethanee Schlosser's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schlosser include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlosser accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Schlosser attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Schlosser's practice is open to 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. Maria L Colavincenzo, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 1600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Colavincenzo's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Colavincenzo include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Colavincenzo attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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. Roopal Vashi Kundu, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 1600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Roopal Kundu specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests include alopecia areata, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Kundu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kundu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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; Arkes 1600
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne Laumann is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). She works in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Laumann include alopecia areata, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and phototherapy (light therapy). Dr. Laumann is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laumann honors. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Dr. Laumann completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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

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

Dr. Malek Massad practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Massad's clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart transplant. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Massad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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.