We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 near Allen, TX.

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Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
5350 Independnce Parkway; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Renuka Basavaraju's medical specialty is adult rheumatology. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Basavaraju's areas of expertise include immunotherapy, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), and fibromyalgia. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Basavaraju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Immunotherapy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Rheumatic Diseases, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Thornton Slack, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1105 N. Central Expressway Su; Suite 370
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Charles Slack practices plastic surgery in Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Slack is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Slack is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Dr. Sashidhar Narapa Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 320
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sashidhar Reddy's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Reddy include platelet disorders, bladder cancer, and bone marrow exam (aspiration and biopsy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Oncology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reddy welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, skin cancer

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zahid Nadeem Zafar, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4201 Medical Center Drive; #300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Zahid Zafar works as a general internist in McKinney, TX. Patients gave Dr. Zafar an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zafar include erectile dysfunction (impotence), depression, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Dr. Zafar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , dermatitis (skin inflammation), hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Depression, Erectile Dysfunction, Influenza, Vaccines, Heart Problems, Physical Exams, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Alan Pollock, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 2310
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Todd Pollock is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pollock at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollock include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Pollock is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (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.