We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Great-West Healthcare Open Access near Northbrook, IL.

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Dr. Amy Susan Paller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Amy Paller works as a pediatric dermatologist in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Paller's areas of expertise include the following: psoriasis and eczema. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Paller attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Paller has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , ichthyosis, skin issues, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, eczema

All Interests: Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, Skin Issues, Ichthyosis, Psoriasis

Dr. Anthony J Mancini, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Anthony Mancini practices pediatric dermatology in Chicago, IL and Northbrook, IL. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hemangioma, skin infection, and atopic dermatitis. Dr. Mancini is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mancini speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mancini's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas, skin infection, atopic dermatitis, skin cancer, skin lesions (growths or marks)

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Hemangiomas, Skin Infection, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Lesions

Dr. Sarah Lynn Chamlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Chamlin specializes in pediatric dermatology. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chamlin include hemangioma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , port-wine stains, Hemangiomas, skin issues

All Interests: Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Port-Wine Stains, Hemangiomas

Dr. Annette M Wagner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Annette Wagner is a medical specialist in pediatric dermatology. She speaks French. Dr. Wagner's areas of expertise include port-wine stains and hemangioma. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center and the University Medical Center, Tucson. Dr. Wagner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wagner has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , port-wine stains, congenital nevi, Hemangiomas, birthmarks, skin lesions (growths or marks)

All Interests: Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Skin Surgery, Congenital Nevi, Skin Lesions, Tumor, Port-Wine Stains, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. These areas are among Dr. Zeid's clinical interests: strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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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