We found 3 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Pearland, TX.

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Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2360 County Road; 94 Ste 104
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Leopoldo Lapuerta is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Lapuerta attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

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

Mark H Moss
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
8633 Broadway Street; Suite 117
Pearland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Moss' specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. For his residency, Dr. Moss trained at West Houston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Ankle Problems, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Heel Pain, Sports Injuries, Bunion Surgery, Hammer Toe, ... (Read more)

Martin Gregory Repinecz
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
12529 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Martin Repinecz's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include diabetic foot ulcers and endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. Dr. Repinecz honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic foot ulcers

All Interests: Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, 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.
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