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We found 3 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Aetna Medicare near Royal Oak, MI.

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Dr. Mitchell S Shek MD, FAAD
Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
800 S Adams Road; Suite 101
Birmingham, MI
(248) 646-9597

Dr. Mitchell Shek is a Birmingham, MI physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Shek studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
22250 Greenfield Road; Suite 200
Southfield, MI
(313) 381-5170; (248) 304-7772

Dr. Lascelles Pinnock is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, bell's palsy, and neck reconstructive surgery. Dr. Pinnock is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Providence Health System. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pinnock is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Bell's Palsy, Cancer, Esophageal, Cancer, Head ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Long Scott DPM
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine)
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 608 Foot and Heel Pain Institute of Michigan
Southfield, MI
(248) 557-6500

Dr. Tara Scott practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and heel pain. She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. For her professional training, Dr. Scott completed residency programs at Southeast Michigan Surgical Hospital and Baltimore VA Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , 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.