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We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept QualCare near Staten Island, NY.

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Specializes in Dermatology, Other
Park Avenue Dermatology, Pc; 31 Tioga Street
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Dominick Ligresti works as a dermatologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in acne. Dr. Ligresti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Viant, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ligresti's medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ligresti (or staff) speaks Spanish, Polish, and Italian. He is affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acne

All Interests: Acne

Dr. George Philip Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
405 Arden Avenue
Staten Island, NY

Dr. George Smith is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Community Hospital of Brooklyn, New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, and JFK Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
4106 Hylan Boulevard; Floor 2
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Douglas McKay's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. McKay's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. His training includes a residency program at Metropolitan Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. McKay takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Panagiotis Panagakos
Specializes in Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery
612 West Fingerboard Road
Staten Island, NY

Dr. Panagiotis Panagakos' specialty is reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His clinical interests include warts, hammer toe, and orthotics. Dr. Panagakos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Prime Health Services, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Hammer Toe, Ingrown Toenails, ... (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.