We found 3 providers with an interest in skin issues and who accept Platinum Navigate Plus 0 near Pottstown, PA.

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Dr. Jose G Moreno, MD
Specializes in Urology
20 Sunnybrook Road
Pottstown, PA

Dr. Jose Moreno is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Phoenixville, PA and Pottstown, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moreno include warts, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Moreno completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Moreno speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , warts

All Interests: Warts, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Cysts, Sleep Disorders, Kidney Stones, Kidney Problems, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Fried, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1569 Medical Drive; Suite 203
Pottstown, PA

Dr. Robert Fried works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Fried's clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fried attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Fried honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , skin cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
5 South Sunnybrook Drive; Suite 300
Pottstown, PA

Dr. Carol Actor is an allergy & immunology specialist. Her clinical interests include immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Dr. Actor takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She trained at Children's National Medical Center for residency. Dr. Actor's hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hives (uritcaria)

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Insect Sting Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

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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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