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Skin Care Specialist

Jose L. Villagomez, MD -  - Primary Care Physician

Sana Medical Group

Jose L. Villagomez, MD

Primary Care Physician & General Practitioner located in Culver City, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Villagomez offers Culver City, Los Angeles, CA, patients a full range of skin care services, including cancer screenings and treatments for acne, eczema and other chronic and acute conditions, as well as care for aging skin.

Skin Care Q & A

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Exposed to the elements each and every day, it performs the critical function of protecting the rest of your organs from germs and other harmful elements and pathogens, as well as helping protect you from injury. To keep it healthy and enable it to do its job more effectively, skin needs regular care and maintenance, including doctor exams to check for signs of disease or conditions that can make skin itchy, dry or even cracked.

How often should I have a skin cancer screening?

That depends in part on your risk factors, including family history of skin cancer, your level of sun exposure and your skin type. If you've never had a screening or if it's been some time since you had one, schedule an evaluation and ask Dr. Villagomez how often you should have additional screenings to ensure cancer is caught in its earliest stages.

What are the signs of skin cancer?

Use the ABCDE guide to identify lesions that are:

  • asymmetrical, where one side does not match the other

  • bordered irregularly with blurred, ragged or notched edges

  • colored irregularly with different shades of brown, black, pink, white or blue

  • greater than the diameter of a pencil eraser

  • evolving or changing in size, shape or color over time

What can I do to protect my skin?

The best way to care for your skin is to wear clothing that protects it from the sun, to avoid prolonged direct sun exposure and to wear sunscreen each and every day – yes, even in the winter and when it's cloudy. Make sure to drink plenty of water and follow a healthy diet and avoid super-hot showers, which can dry skin and cause it to become itchy.

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

Sana Medical accepts all PPO Insurance available in California and will continue to accept Medicare/Medi-Cal and Medicare only patients.

Public Insurance:
Medicare Only
Medicare / Medi-Cal

We currently accept HMO insurances with patients in Medicare Advantage, HMO Medi-Cal, HMO Commercial Plans. Be aware that some insurance products may not be offered in all HMO plans so you must verify prior to adding a particular HMO IPA. For example Anthem HMO commercial plan may be offered but exclude its Senior Secure Plan in the same IPA.

We accept the following HMO IPA Medical Groups:

IPA Medical Groups:

  • Angeles IPA
  • Cal Care IPA
  • Community Family Care IPA
  • EHS Employee Health Systems IPA
  • Exceptional Care Greater Los Angeles IPA
  • Global Care Medical Group IPA
  • Premier Physicians Network IPA
  • Primary Care Associates IPA
  • Prospect Health Source IPA
  • Regal Medical Group IPA
  • St. Vincent IPA

Please be aware that at any given time some IPA’s may cancel and or add insurances at will and the information above can be incorrect but we try to provide the most up to date information as of August 2013.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross of California
Assurant Health
Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Shield of California
Health Net
Molina Healthcare