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We found 23 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept CIGNA HMO near Plainfield, IL.

Dr. Paula Kaye Lapinski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Paula Lapinski is a pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist. Dr. Lapinski studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of cancer screening, skin issues, and cosmetic skin treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Lapinski is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and CIGNA HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lapinski takes. Dr. Lapinski has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Botox Injection, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues

Dr. Renuka Harish Bhatt, MD
Specializes in Other, Surgical Dermatology
2202 Essington Road; Suite 101
Joliet, IL
 

Dr. Renuka Bhatt works as a surgical dermatologist in Burr Ridge, IL, Orland Park, IL, and Joliet, IL. Dr. Bhatt's areas of expertise include warts, nail issues, and microdermabrasion. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Bhatt completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , warts, moles, skin issues

All Interests: Warts, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Hair Problems, Spider Veins, Restylane, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle A Pipitone, MD
Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2051 Plainfield Road
Crest Hill, IL
 

Dr. Michelle Pipitone is a mohs skin cancer surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Pipitone average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include skin of color and skin cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Pipitone attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , moles, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Mohs Surgery, Mole Removal, Skin Issues, Moles, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Doman speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang specializes in pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Tang's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Uselding is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Uselding's training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Robert Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Wall speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Van Osdol, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 225 Building B
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Van Osdol, who practices in Glen Ellyn, IL, Naperville, IL, and Plainfield, IL, is a medical specialist in allergy & immunology. Dr. Van Osdol is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Van Osdol trained at Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eczema

All Interests: Eczema, Food Allergy, Asthma

Dr. Alwyn Dalvester Harriott, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
15728 S. Rte. 59; Suite 102
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Alwyn Harriott works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harriott include thyroid problems, celiac disease, and inguinal hernia repair. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harriott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic ulcers

All Interests: Umbilical Hernia, Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas' specialty is general pediatrics. Her clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Nutrition Issues, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Gaurav P Vajaria
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24020 W. Riverwalk Court
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Gaurav Vajaria practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Naperville, IL and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot problems, foot reconstruction, and sports health. Dr. Vajaria is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He trained at The University Hospital, Newark for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , leg ulcers

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Ankle Reconstruction, Diabetes, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

O Kent Kent Mercado
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
24024 West Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. O. Mercado's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He completed his residency training at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center.. Dr. Mercado honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mercado (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Mercado's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , leg ulcers

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetes, Foot Problems, Leg Ulcers

Dr. David J Knysak, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
24600 W. 127th Street, Building B; Suite 110
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. David Knysak's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. He has a special interest in infections, asthma, and sinus problems. Dr. Knysak's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Knysak's training includes a residency program at Jewish General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Hives, Sinus Problems, Food Allergy, Nose Problems, Hay Fever, Infections, Asthma

Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Flais's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Dr. Flais is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Shoshara's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. His areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), acne, skin issues

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

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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.