Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang

Dermatology
Mission Hills, CA
52 years experience male

Locations

Healthcare Partners

Mission Hills, CA

Address

11600 Indian Hills Rd, suite 200, Mission Hills, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 12am - 12pm
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Fax

(818) 838-7565

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Aetna

Blue Cross of California

Carefirst Inc

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang has been a sole dermatologist at Healthcare Partners Mission Hills Office since 2014. HCP has many offices/clinics in Los Angels and Orange Counties. In Mission Hills Office alone, there are over 30 physicians and nurse practitioners, majority of them are family practitioners. He is obliged as Clinical Professor at the University of California Dermatology Program, Los Angeles supervising residents/medical students running teaching clinics. He has been full professor of dermatology at the University of Indiana, Indianapolis during 1995 through 2001; associate professor of dermatology at the Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, from 1990 to 1995 and assistant/associate professor of dermatology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, during 1984 through 1992. He was named Arthur L. Norins Endowed Professor from 1999 to 2001. He was Medical Director of the prestigious Melanoma Program at the Indiana University Cancer Center, Indianapolis from 1996 through 2003. He has given lectures at many national and international meetings from U.S., U.K., China, Taiwan, Thailand to Philippines as featured speaker including the distinguished Hubert and Mary Moss Lectureship in Madison, Wisconsin in 2002. He has received eleven grants from 1985 through 2004 in supporting his research in skin cancers and psoriasis. He published 78 peer-reviewed articles in journals, 58 abstracts and 11 chapters in books. He has seated in the committee which developing Melanoma diagnosis, treatment and follow-up guideline for American Academy of Dermatology (the current Guidelines are published in Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 2011) Dr. Chuang grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and graduated from Chiang-Kuo Senior High in Taipei. He attended the prestigious National Taiwan University in Taipei and completed his residency in Dermatology at the National Taiwan U

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Dermatology

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172 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Protection: Moisturizer can prevent from over-dryness of skin, protect skin from injury like scratch, tearing or bruises. It may stop itching particularly in "mat... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No.: No. But there is surgery for "baldness". This is to remove the bald part of the scalp and pull the hairy part together. This is called bald spot reduc... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Scabies: Scabies and lice.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dermatologists: Dermatologists would help you, not yourself. Use Elimite (permethrin) once a week for two consecutive weeks would eliminate it in most cases.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Rare: Only a very(very!) small % of moles are cancerous.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dermatologists: Dermatologists would provide several options: using Protopic ointment, uva-uvb treatment and skin graft.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Peeling effect: The cream should have chemical in inducing exfoliation/peeling effect. One of the standard is tretinoin/retinol.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Color: Certainly, blackhead looks black and whitehead look white, but it's not that simple. Blackhead and white head both are mild/early forms of pimple/acne... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
See dermatologists: Many reasons why. Yeast infection, the most common, herpes infection, bacterial infection, genital warts, irritation/allergic reaction, etc. All are p... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Contact: You have to contact(a very "close" contact) with person who already having scabies. Or you sleep in the bed or share it with the person having scabies... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No Age Limit: There is no age limit in performing the procedure.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No: Acne has a different cause.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Time would tell: Not all "yellow"! some asians have a very white skin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No "cure": It is not a condition can be cured but can be under control. Dry skin and genetic link are the main causes of this condition. Dry skin can be an inher... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dry and itchy: Dryness plus itching are most people experienced. Some specific diseases may be aggravated by it: seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis,... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
1 oz: Usually one oz of 1% Lindane Shampoo is enough to cover the whole scalp.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes: During pregnancy, acne is aggravated by hormonal change. Usually it would be subsided after delivery.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Sunblocker: If truly it's caused by sun, sunblockers might help, favoring the ones can block uva. Antihistamines might be used to relieve the symptoms.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Close contact: Hand warts, feet warts(plantar warts), digital warts and flat warts all caused by hpv. Hand and feet warts may occur after open skin(wound, abrasion, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No Benefit: There is no evidence in support of using fish oil to imporve hair, nail and skin condition.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
You can't: Injection of cortisone into keloid can shrinkage its size but not the total. However, surgery is not the answer either. It may cause a bigger keloid.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Treat like any bites: Bed bug bites are no different from bites from other insects like ants or mosquitos. Anti-itching cream, cortisone cream, antihistamins(oral medicines... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Warts: Usually papillomas mean warts, caused by virus. See, hpv is human papilloma virus.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Keralytic cream: First, using a good moisturizer cream or ointment, nivea creme, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, etc., are all good ones; second, your dermatologists might... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Seborreic dermatitis: Most likely seborrheic dermatitis.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes.: It's called hydroxyzine.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Keep it dry: Fungus does not favor dry and heat. So keep skin dry, would kill fungus. Athlete’s foot can be cured if patients walk on hot and dry beach (not dip in... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Contact: It's viral infection. Usually need contact with patient (who acts as source).
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No: No such treatment(s).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
1 oz for scalp: One oz is enough, covering the whole scalp.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Can't repair: This is called "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation". Hopefully the "natural force" would remove the pigmentation in a long run. But there is no quick... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Bacteriae: Bacterial infection (mostly by staphylococcus/streptococcus).
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No: There is no effective "natural" way of eliminationg the "bag".
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Maculopapular rash: Maculopapular eruptions are the most common. It's red small bumps distributed allover the body. Others include hives, red patches(erythematous), small... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No: No evidence say it would.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Depends: Depends how you do it. If you use tanning cream, no harm. If tanning booth, you might get skin cancers and wrinkling.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes: Examples include psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, urticaria, etc.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Leave it alone: You can't do anything for your already developed stretch marks. Don't get pregnancy, don't grow bigger: but it's unrealistic. Strech marks simply are ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Strech marks: You may have strech marks, skin tags and a condition called acanthosis nigricans over neck and axillae.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Spreading: The worst scenario would be the cancer spreading to distant sites/vital organs, and causing death. That would happen to 25% of melanoma patients. For ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Retin-A cream: Retin-a cream (tretinoin or retinol) has been proven effective. So, any cream contains such ingredient (prescription cream with tretinoin, otc cream w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Yes: It is called traction alopecia.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Not easy.: it may be normal freckle-like pigmented spots around that area, if they are "flat" and smooth. otherwise, if they are raised/elevated, could be skin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Maybe: Pain and irritation are more commonly at armpits, the area involved. But the scarring tissue may make pain and irritation extended to surrounding area... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Allergic reaction?: could be allergic reaction to medicine, food, or result from viral infection. see dermatologist to find out why if it's a real concern.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Excise it.: The cyst might get infected. have a dermatologist to get rid of it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Lamisil (terbinafine): Try topical Lamisil (terbinafine) first. Then see a derm who would help you in many ways.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: Dyshydrotic eczema is most likely. It causes severe itching, with small blisters around palms and fingers and eventually developing dry peeling erupti... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
No good alternative: It's tough to treat large keloid. Topical injection of steroid(like kenalog) and silicone tape/cream might help decrease the itching and size, but can... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 52 years experience
It is safe.: Yes. It is safe to use Clindamycin topical. It is also safe to use differin (adapalene), (adapalene) even though drug info suggests "precautious, cate... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Chuang is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

University of Chicago
Completed 1984

Residency

National Taiwan University Hospital
Completed 1976

Residency

University of Washington
Completed 1978

Awards

Moss Lecturship, Meriter Foundation, Madison, Wisconsin (2002)
Lectureship, China-Japan Joint Meeting of Dermatology (2004)
Lectureship, IX International Congress of Dermatology, Beijing, China (2004)

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of dermtological Surgery, International Society of Dermatology
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