We found 6 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Private Healthcare Systems near Salem, MA.

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Dr. Joseph C Kvedar, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Kvedar specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His clinical interests include retin-A treatment, microdermabrasion, and birthmark removal. The average patient rating for Dr. Kvedar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kvedar (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Russian. Dr. Kvedar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nantucket Cottage Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kvedar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rosacea, moles, acne, skin issues, melanoma

All Interests: Moles, Birthmark Removal, Chemical Peels, Rosacea, Acne, Retin-A Treatment, Microdermabrasion, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Dermatology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Evelyn Lilly specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). She speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lilly include connective tissue disorders, ichthyosis, and birthmarks. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lilly completed her residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , ichthyosis, skin issues, birthmarks, atopic dermatitis

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Atopic Dermatitis, Birthmarks, Chemotherapy, Skin Issues, Skin of Color, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Joel Schwartz is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist in Peabody, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of myeloma, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Union Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Schwartz has received distinctions including Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine--North Shore Medical Center; The 100 Award from Mass General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Myeloma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. James A Maclean, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Adult Allergy & Immunology
114r Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. James Maclean is a pediatric allergy and adult allergy & immunology specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in drug allergy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and asthma. Dr. Maclean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Maclean is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at International, Dr. Maclean attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His distinctions include: Faculty Scholar; J.w. Mcconnell Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Maclean speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, Hay Fever, Asthma

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. Richard Goodenough sees patients in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colon surgery. Dr. Goodenough is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goodenough takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goodenough include: Boston Super Doctors; Top MD, Consumers Checkbook, 2003 to present; and Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com, 2011 to present. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Carotid Endarterectomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA
 

Dr. William Kastrinakis, who practices in Danvers, MA and Salem, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, diverticular disease, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Kastrinakis attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kastrinakis is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with Union Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ... (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.
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