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We found 12 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Eon Kyu Shin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
834 Chestnut Street; Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eon Shin is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Langhorne, PA. His clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Shin attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Marie Sweet, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
834 Chestnut Street; Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Sweet sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Steven Zelouf, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
834 Chestnut Street; The Franklin, Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Zelouf's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelouf accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Kimberly Pappas-Taffer, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Pappas-Taffer is a dermatologist. Her clinical interests include skin surgery, lupus, and dermatomyositis. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Pappas-Taffer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Pappas-Taffer attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Erythema Multiforme, Sclerotherapy, Herpes, Skin Cancer, Spider Veins, ... (Read more)

Dr. Glen H Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology, Surgical Dermatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glen Crawford sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are pediatric dermatology and surgical dermatology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Crawford's areas of expertise include the following: basal cell carcinoma, phototherapy (light therapy), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016. Dr. Crawford's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Chemical Peels, Skin Cancer, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack I Jallo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jack Jallo's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jallo include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jallo takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Jallo's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park works as a dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Her areas of expertise include the following: basal cell carcinoma, skin surgery, and lupus. Dr. Villasenor-Park is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Villasenor-Park completed residency programs at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Villasenor-Park accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Restylane, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje is a pediatric surgery specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laje graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal Surgery

Dr. Juliana Kim Choi, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Juliana Choi specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests encompass skin tag removal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Choi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Moles, Biopsy, Hyperhidrosis, Skin Issues, Skin Tag Removal, Skin Lesions

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
829 Spruce Street; Franklin Medical Building, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Malay's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and orthotics. Dr. Malay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Malay is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar ... (Read more)

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What is Hyperhidrosis?

Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition where the sweat glands become overactive, leading to excessive sweating. It can occur in just one area, such as the armpits, feet, or hands; or it can be general sweating over the entire body. Hyperhidrosis can happen to people of all ages and genders. It is estimated that the condition affects as many as 3% of all people, but many are never diagnosed because they are too embarrassed to talk about their symptoms with their doctor.

When excessive sweating is the main complaint and is not related to any other condition, it is called primary hyperhidrosis. There is no known cause, but it does tend to run in families. Secondary hyperhidrosis is sweating that is caused by another medical condition, such as anxiety, cancer, hyperthyroidism, or menopause. Sometimes treating the underlying condition can improve this type of sweating.

There are tests doctors can use to diagnose hyperhidrosis. One involves simply soaking up the perspiration with paper and then weighing the paper to measure how much extra sweat is being produced. Another test, called the starch-iodine test, involves covering the body with powder. This powder turns blue in any areas where sweat is produced.

Treatment depends on the severity of the hyperhidrosis and the areas affected. Some options are:
  • Prescription antiperspirants, which contain aluminum chloride and work by plugging the sweat ducts. This signals the sweat glands to decrease sweat production. They work for moderate cases of hyperhidrosis and are relatively affordable.
  • Iontophoresis, a procedure that uses small amounts of electricity and a tray of tap water to decrease production of sweat glands in the hands or feet.
  • Botox, which can be injected into the nerves that control sweat glands in the underarms.
  • Sympathectomy, a surgery for severe cases that can be performed to cut the nerves that stimulate sweat production. Sympathectomy is most effective for hyperhidrosis of the hands. It may cause new symptoms of sweating elsewhere on the body.
  • Surgery to remove sweat glands, most often in the underarms.

Hyperhidrosis is a serious medical condition that causes both physical and emotional distress. Treatments are available, and support groups exist to help patients cope.