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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Humana Bronze near Gurnee, IL.

Dr. Lawrence Siu-Yung Chan, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3001 Green Bay Road
North Chicago, IL

Dr. Lawrence Chan's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). In addition to English, Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, German, and Cantonese. Dr. Chan has a special interest in atopic dermatitis. His professional affiliations include Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Chan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis

Daniel C Surowiec
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery
1641 N Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 13
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Daniel Surowiec is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Surowiec's clinical interests encompass diabetic foot ulcers. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Surowiec is affiliated with Advocate Condell Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Dr. Aras D Tijunelis, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1880 W Winchester Road; Suite 107
Libertyville, IL

Dr. Aras Tijunelis specializes in plastic surgery. He speaks Lithuanian. Dr. Tijunelis's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Vista Health System, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Tijunelis is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tijunelis has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology
7900 Rollins Road; Suite 1100
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Britt Hanson works as a medical oncologist and hematologist in Gurnee, IL, Evanston, IL, and Highland Park, IL. Her areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer and melanoma. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Hanson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hanson is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Parthiv S Shah, MD
Specializes in Other, Allergy & Immunology
1790 Nations Drive; Suite 102
Gurnee, IL

Dr. Parthiv Shah's specialty is allergy & immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include sinusitis (sinus infection), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Vista Health System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Shah trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , atopic dermatitis, eczema

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Hay Fever, Asthma

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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.