We found 8 surgical dermatologists who accept Medicare near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6104 Avenue Q South Drive
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Russell Akin works as a mohs skin cancer surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Akin include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System.

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Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
2202 Ithaca
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Brent Paulger is a medical specialist in dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery. Dr. Paulger graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Paulger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3413 20th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Robert Bloom's area of specialization is MOHS-micrographic surgery. He has a special interest in facial problems, microdermabrasion, and mole removal. Dr. Bloom honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Facial Problems, Mohs Surgery, Microdermabrasion, Mole Removal, Eye Problems

Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
3517 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Lehman's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehman honors. Dr. Lehman studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
2202 Ithaca Avenue
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Keith Wisniewski's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wisniewski graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
3715 21st Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Michael Long is a Lubbock, TX physician who specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Specializes in MOHS-Micrographic Surgery, Pathology
3615 19th Street; Pathology Department
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brackeen is a MOHS-micrographic surgery and pathology specialist. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
6104 Avenue Q South Drive
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Ikue Shimizu specializes in MOHS-micrographic surgery. She graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Shimizu is affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System.

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What is Surgical Dermatology?

Dermatologic surgery is skin surgery to correct medical issues or improve appearance. Specialists in dermatologic surgery are called surgical dermatologists.

One of the most important procedures performed by surgical dermatologists is called Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is an extremely precise type of cancer removal that leaves healthy tissue behind. It has the highest success rate of all skin cancer surgeries.

Beyond Mohs surgery, dermatologic surgeons may perform reconstructive surgery to restore function and appearance to skin damaged by trauma or a previous surgery. They can treat or remove growths and marks on the surface of the skin, including scars, moles, skin tags, and birthmarks. Most dermatologic surgeons also offer cosmetic treatments, which may include:
  • Hair transplants
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, age spots, or wrinkles
  • Tattoo removal
  • Sclerotherapy to treat varicose veins
  • Liposuction to remove unwanted fat
  • Anti-aging treatments such as Botox, injectable fillers, or chemical peels

There is a great deal of overlap between surgical dermatology, medical dermatology, and cosmetic dermatology. Some procedures apply to more than one subspecialty. For instance, mole removal can be medically necessary to lower the risk of skin cancer, but it also may improve appearance, especially if the mole is large or in a prominent position. Most dermatologists offer services in all areas.
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