We found 5 providers with an interest in hyperhidrosis and who accept Aetna Leap Basic Plus near Yardley, PA.

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Dr. Eon Kyu Shin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road; Suite 335
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Eon Shin is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Langhorne, PA. Dr. Shin's clinical interests include elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. His professional affiliations include Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and St. Mary's Hospital. His 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). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Mercy Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shin's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Lisa Kimberly Pappas-Taffer, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1000 Floral Vale Boulevard; Suite 100
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Pappas-Taffer specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
1000 Floral Vale Boulevard; Suite 100
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Villasenor-Park is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Villasenor-Park's clinical interests include basal cell carcinoma, skin surgery, and lupus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Villasenor-Park honors.

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Dr. Rowena McBeath, PhD, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road; Suite 335
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Rowena McBeath is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in King of Prussia, PA, Langhorne, PA, and Saint Louis, PA. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. McBeath performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. McBeath include arthroplasty, osteomyelitis, and sports health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin Lam, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
104 Pheasant Run; Suite 123
Newtown, PA
 

Dr. Benjamin Lam is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lam average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, eyelid surgery, and thigh lift. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Holy Redeemer Health System, and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Lam accepts Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lam speaks Cantonese.

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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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