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

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

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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'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. Daniel Nathan Sauder, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Dermatology
903 Floral Vale Boulevard
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Sauder's medical specialty is general internal medicine and pediatric dermatology. Dr. Sauder attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: allergic contact dermatitis, moles, and acne. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sauder is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Hair Problems, Spider Veins, Excision, Nail Issues, Shingles, Hyperhidrosis, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rowena McBeath specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in King of Prussia, PA, Langhorne, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McBeath include pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Dr. McBeath graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. McBeath is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)

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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 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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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.