We found 5 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX

Dr. Susan Pike works as a plastic surgeon in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX. Dr. Pike's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pike is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Her distinctions include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohit Bansal, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2207 South Clear Creek Road; Suite 101, Ledger and Smith Professional Building
Killeen, TX

Dr. Mohit Bansal is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. After attending SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bansal takes. He has received the following distinction: Third prize for oral presentation at the Internal Medicine Research Day, Scott & White Hospital. Dr. Bansal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Bansal is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , melanoma

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Lung Cancer, Anemia, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Himmelheber, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2405 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX

Dr. Christopher Himmelheber, who practices in Killeen, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Himmelheber is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Himmelheber takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Himmelheber completed a residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Himmelheber is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Ear Infection, Allergies, Eardrum Repair, Hoarseness, Sinus Surgery, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Ryon Day, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 100
Harker Heights, TX

Dr. Charles Day practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Day's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Christopher Glenn Browning
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Wound Care
1002 Wales Drive; Suite 8
Killeen, TX

Dr. Christopher Browning's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and wound care. Dr. Browning is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He trained at Botsford Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Browning has received include Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International; Chief Resident Award - Botsford Hospital; and Outstanding Profiency in Podiatric Medicine, Scholl College.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ingrown Toenails, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Repair, Ankle Problems, Diabetic ... (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.
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