We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept CIGNA POS near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Susan Chua-Apolinario Chua-Apolinario, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology
4400 West 95th; Street S#105
Oak Lawn, IL

Dr. Susan Apolinario is a pediatric allergy & immunology specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Apolinario is especially interested in allergy skin testing, drug allergy, and rashes. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA) are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Apolinario accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. She trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Apolinario (or staff) speaks Filipino and Chinese. She is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rashes, hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Allergy Skin Testing, Rashes, Allergy Testing, Allergies, Hives

Sarah Kaye Mahowald
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4650 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL

Dr. Sarah Mahowald's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. She practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Mahowald speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diabetic foot ulcers, sports health, and biomechanics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Dr. Mahowald trained at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Biomechanics, Wounds, Trauma

Dr. Lourdes D Floro, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Allergy
5423 West 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL

Dr. Lourdes Floro's specialty is allergy. She is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Floro is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. She has an open panel. She attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Floro speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , contact dermatitis

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Allergy Testing

Brian James French
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
8620 S Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL

Dr. Brian French specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. French's clinical interests encompass diabetic foot ulcers and foot surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. French's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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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.