We found 4 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept WEA Insurance Group PPO near Westchester, IL.

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Dr. Sarah Lynn Chamlin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Chamlin is a specialist in pediatric dermatology. Dr. Chamlin is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chamlin completed residency programs at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include hemangioma. Dr. Chamlin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , port-wine stains, Hemangiomas, skin issues

All Interests: Hair Problems, Laser Treatment, Nail Issues, Skin Issues, Port-Wine Stains, Hemangiomas

Dr. Annette M Wagner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Annette Wagner is a physician who specializes in pediatric dermatology. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and the University Medical Center, Tucson. Dr. Wagner's areas of expertise include the following: port-wine stains, moles, and hemangioma. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Wagner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Wagner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , port-wine stains, moles, congenital nevi, Hemangiomas, birthmarks, skin lesions (growths or marks)

All Interests: Birthmarks, Laser Treatment, Skin Surgery, Congenital Nevi, Skin Lesions, Moles, Tumor, Port-Wine ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandi M Kenner-Bell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dermatology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Brandi Kenner-Bell's area of specialization is pediatric dermatology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Texas Children's Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Kenner-Bell's clinical interests: acne and laser treatment. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kenner-Bell is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acne, skin issues

All Interests: Vascular Disease, Acne, Laser Treatment, Skin Issues, Skin Surgery, Infections

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid's clinical interests include strabismus, neurofibromatosis, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zeid has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Hemangiomas

All Interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, ... (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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