We found 18 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Nancy G Swartz, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 910
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Swartz's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Swartz's clinical interests: restylane, dry eyes, and laser surgery. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swartz obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Scheie Eye Institute. Her distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Merck Manual Award for General Clinical Excellence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wills Eye Hospital, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman practices plastic surgery in Wynnewood, PA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Hoffman's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Hoffman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eon Shin is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Shin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Shin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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

Dr. Stephanie Sweet works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist. Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweet include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Sweet attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. 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. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Pechet is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pechet 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.

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

Dr. Louis Philip Bucky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
250 S. 18th Street; #101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Louis Bucky's specialty is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Bucky performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and body contouring. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bucky honors. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14; and Professional Recognition: Partner In Education Advocate, Keller Medical. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Zelouf's areas of specialization are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in King of Prussia, PA, Paoli, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Zelouf's areas of expertise include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Zelouf average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelouf welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Proximal Row Carpectomy, Bursitis, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jack Jallo is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Jallo's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Temple University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jallo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

Dr. Bruce Alan Brod, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Brod's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Brod's areas of expertise include mole removal, rosacea, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Brod average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Brod is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brod is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Atopic Dermatitis, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Skin Cancer, Rosacea, Surgical ... (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's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). 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. Dr. Pappas-Taffer's clinical interests include skin surgery, lupus, and dermatomyositis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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

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

Dr. Soo Abboud sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's areas of expertise include the following: neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Glen H Crawford, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glen Crawford is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Crawford's clinical interests: basal cell carcinoma, spider veins, and tattoo removal. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Crawford graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Crawford include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016.

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

Dr. Meredith N Osterman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1321 Intrepid Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Meredith Osterman, who practices in Havertown, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Osterman takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency.

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All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Soft Tissue Reconstruction, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her areas of expertise include basal cell carcinoma, skin surgery, and lupus. Dr. Villasenor-Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Villasenor-Park obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Presbyterian.

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

Dr. Pablo Laje, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Pablo Laje's area of specialization is pediatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. In Dr. Laje's practice, he is particularly interested in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), minimally invasive procedures, and neonatal surgery. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Laje is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Neonatal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures

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

Dr. Juliana Choi's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Choi is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Choi attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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

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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.
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