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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept QualCare near Staten Island, NY.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology
Park Avenue Dermatology, PC; 31 Tioga Street
Staten Island, NY
(718) 981-5040

Dr. Dominick Ligresti's medical specialty is pediatric dermatology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. His areas of expertise include academic dermatology, nail issues, and hair problems. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ligresti honors. Dr. Ligresti welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ligresti (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Polish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues, psoriasis, tropical skin diseases

All Interests: Acne, Cosmetic Dermatology, Academic Dermatology, Hair Disorders, Medical Dermatology, Nail ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Dermatology (Skin Disorders)
1492 Clove Road
Staten Island, NY
(718) 447-0060

Dr. John Gadomski's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gadomski's clinical interests encompass skin issues. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues

All Interests: Medical Dermatology

Dr. George Philip Smith MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
405 Arden Avenue
Staten Island, NY
(718) 608-1111

Dr. George Smith is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Smith graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Hand Surgery, Gynecomastia, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation/Reduction, Skin Grafts, Wound Care, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine), Foot & Ankle Surgery
4106 Hylan Boulevard; Floor 2
Staten Island, NY
(718) 984-5544

Dr. Douglas McKay works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKay's practice is open to new patients. He completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery, Wound care, Foot & Ankle Care, Surgeries of Foot and Ankle, Certified ... (Read more)

Panagiotis Panagakos DPM
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
612 West Fingerboard Road
Staten Island, NY
(718) 720-6113

Dr. Panagiotis Panagakos specializes in reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Panagakos include warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Panagakos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , warts, diabetic foot ulcers, calluses, corns

All Interests: Ankle Arthroscopy, Arch Pain, Bunions, Calluses, Club Foot, Corns, Custom Molded Shoes for ... (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.