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We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Abilene, TX.

Dr. Craig D Urban, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3190 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Craig Urban is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Urban is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Urban include psoriasis, laser treatment, and skin cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urban honors. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues

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Specializes in Dermatology
3190 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. William Voelter specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Abilene, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Voelter include phototherapy (light therapy), contact dermatitis, and psoriasis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , contact dermatitis, psoriasis, skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Psoriasis, Contact Dermatitis, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Phototherapy

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3190 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Sina Aboutalebi's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Aboutalebi include skin cancer. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Aboutalebi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Skin Issues

Dr. Paras Batuk Ramolia, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3190 Antilley Road
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Paras Ramolia works as a dermatopathologist and mohs skin cancer surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramolia include cosmetic skin treatment and skin cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramolia accepts. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin issues, skin cancer

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Skin Treatment, Skin Issues

Dr. Laura Lorraine Bennett, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1665 Antilley Road; Suite 285
Abilene, TX
 

Dr. Laura Bennett is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Bennett's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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What are Skin Issues?

The skin is the largest organ in the body, protecting and covering our more sensitive inner organs. Considering its size and that it is constantly exposed to the elements, the skin is usually relatively problem-free. However that doesn’t mean that issues don’t come up from time to time that might need the help of a professional. The most common skin issues that people seek medical help with are cosmetic issues, acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, and skin growths.

Professional cosmetic skin treatments exist to treat wrinkles, scars, dark spots, remove excess hair, tone and tighten skin, and otherwise improve the appearance of the skin. They may use lasers, light therapy, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or many other forms of skin treatment.

Acne occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, most commonly on the face or back. The clogged follicles can then become infected and inflamed. Treatments include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and retinoid creams.

Eczema is dry, sensitive skin that causes an itchy red rash, often in response to specific triggers. It is common in childhood but can sometimes last into adulthood. The main treatment involves keeping skin well moisturized.

Dermatitis is the medical name for any kind of skin inflammation or rash. Rashes can happen because of an allergy or contact with an irritating substance. They may be red, itchy, or even painful. They are often treated with antihistamines or moisturizing creams containing cortisone.

Psoriasis is patches of thick, red skin that is covered in silvery scales. It is often itchy and sore. Psoriasis is thought to be caused by an immune disorder, and it runs in families. Psoriasis is not contagious. There is no cure, but there are medicated creams available to treat the symptoms.

Skin growths, including warts and moles, are usually not serious. However, some skin growths should be examined by a doctor to make sure they don’t cause problems in the future. Warts are harmless, rough, bumpy growths caused by a viral infection. They occur most often on the hands and feet. Because they are caused by a virus, they are contagious. Moles are brown or black spots that are sometimes raised slightly from the surface of the skin. They happen when clumps of pigment cells form in a cluster instead of spread out. Moles are harmless except that they are more vulnerable to cancer than other parts of the skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and its risk increases with sun exposure and fair skin tone.

Skin issues can be embarrassing or irritating, but most are minor and can be treated without serious problems. Some, however, can be a sign of a more significant issue, so it is important to see a doctor for anything out of the ordinary.