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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Swartz's areas of expertise include the following: restylane, dry eyes, and laser surgery. Her professional affiliations include Wills Eye Hospital, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at Scheie Eye Institute. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swartz has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Merck Manual Award for General Clinical Excellence. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, CO2 Laser Treatment, Laser ... (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 hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Shin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Mercy Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of 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. Ryan Samuel Hoffman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Mobe #660
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Ryan Hoffman is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Wynnewood, PA. Dr. Hoffman is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Paoli Hospital. He is in-network 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. Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hoffman has received the following distinction: Main Line Today's Top Doctors, RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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

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

Dr. Taine Pechet is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Pechet's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2011 through 2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2013-14. Dr. Pechet's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Dr. Pechet's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Stenosis, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Laser Treatment, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (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's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sweet is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sweet graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Sweet speaks Spanish.

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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; Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf is a medical specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Zelouf's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Zelouf's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Louis Bucky is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and body contouring. Dr. Bucky honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bucky attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2010, 2012-14; and Professional Recognition: Partner In Education Advocate, Keller Medical. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

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

Dr. Jack Jallo specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jallo include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. He is professionally affiliated with 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jallo is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brod include mole removal, rosacea, and acne. Dr. Brod is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Brod's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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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 practices dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among her clinical interests: 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, in addition to 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. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Abboud is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Abboud obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 dermatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Crawford include basal cell carcinoma, spider veins, and tattoo removal. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford takes. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Crawford's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016. His 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. Meredith N Osterman, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1321 Intrepid Avenue; Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Meredith Osterman practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterman include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and arthroplasty. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Methodist Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osterman accepts. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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 specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. Dr. Villasenor-Park's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Presbyterian. Her clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, skin surgery, and lupus. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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 practices pediatric surgery in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Laje has a special interest in hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), minimally invasive procedures, and neonatal surgery. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Laje honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a dermatologist. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Choi completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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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