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We found 3 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Aetna HSA near Irving, TX.

Dr. Clay Jefferies Cockerell, MD
Specializes in Dermatopathology
2110 Research Row
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Clay Cockerell's medical specialty is dermatopathology. His areas of expertise consist of acne, psoriasis, and melanoma. Dr. Cockerell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Cockerell attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: Noah Worester Dermatological Society Secretary Treasurer; President American Academy of Dermatology; and Socioeconomic Committe Chairman Dallas Dermatologic Society. Dr. Cockerell speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , moles, acne, skin issues, psoriasis, melanoma

All Interests: Skin Issues, Cancer, Melanoma, Telemedicine, Moles, Psoriasis, Transplant Procedures, Acne

Samuel Nava Jr.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2001 N Macarthur; Suite 300
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Nava practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Carrollton, TX and Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, foot pain, and hammer toe. Dr. Nava is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Nava's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , warts, diabetic ulcers, calluses

All Interests: Warts, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Bunionette, Bone Spurs, Foot Surgery, Toenail Fungus, ... (Read more)

Jay David Lifshen
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
2001 N Macanthur Boulevard; Suite 300
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lifshen works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lifshen's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic foot ulcers and sports health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lifshen honors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Sports Health, Diabetic Foot Ulcers

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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.