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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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shin include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Shin is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Shin's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency 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. Taine Tayard Valere Valere Pechet, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3737 Market Street; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Taine Pechet specializes in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), cancer surgery, and collapsed lung (pneumothorax). Dr. Pechet is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Caritas Carney Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Pechet has received 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. His 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, Minimally Invasive ... (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. She practices in King of Prussia, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. The average patient rating for Dr. Sweet is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweet takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sweet attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sweet's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Abington Health. She is open to 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; Suite G114
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Zelouf's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Zelouf include elbow pain, facet injection, and osteomyelitis. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Lankenau Medical Center, and Methodist Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zelouf is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases for residency.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Abboud a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. Dr. Abboud speaks Korean. Dr. Abboud's hospital/clinic 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. Jack I Jallo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
909 Walnut Street; 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jack Jallo is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Jallo attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Jallo trained at Temple University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jallo is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Lisa Pappas-Taffer's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Pappas-Taffer's clinical interests include skin surgery, lupus, and dermatomyositis. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pappas-Taffer accepts.

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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 Dermatology
822 Pine Street; Suite 2a
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Glen Crawford is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Crawford's clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, spider veins, and tattoo removal. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Crawford attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Crawford has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2009 through 2016. His hospital/clinic 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. Jennifer Villasenor-Park, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Presbyterian. Clinical interests for Dr. Villasenor-Park include basal cell carcinoma, skin surgery, and lupus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Pablo Laje is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. Dr. Laje honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Choi's training includes residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She has indicated that her clinical interests include skin tag removal. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Choi's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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. Dr. Malay's areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and orthotics. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malay takes.

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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.