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We found 4 wound care providers who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Evergreen Park, IL.

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Dr. Rodica Dumitru, MD
Specializes in Wound Care, Adult Infectious Disease
2701 W 68th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rodica Dumitru is a physician who specializes in wound care and adult infectious disease. In her practice, Dr. Dumitru focuses on travel medicine. Dr. Dumitru is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and then went on to complete her residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Dumitru speaks Romanian.

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Clinical interests: Travel Medicine

Dr. William J Ennis, MBA, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
2800 West 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. William Ennis sees patients in Olympia Fields, IL, Chicago, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ennis include diabetic foot ulcers, pressure ulcers (bedsores), and vasculitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ennis accepts. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Largo Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Wounds, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Lower Extremity Problems, Pressure Ulcers, Vasculitis

Dr. Igor A Altman, MBA, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Vein Disease, Wound Care
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Igor Altman's medical specialty is family medicine, vein disease (phlebology), and wound care. Dr. Altman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Russian and Ukrainian. His areas of expertise include lymphedema. Dr. Altman obtained his medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Soft Tissue Problems, Lymphedema

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Specializes in Wound Care, Internal Medicine
2800 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Malgorzata Plummer works as a wound care specialist in Evergreen Park, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of Warsaw and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Plummer is conversant in Polish.

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What is Wound Care?

Wound care is the medical specialty devoted to the treatment of difficult wounds that are not healing as they should. Open sores are painful and may be embarrassing for patients. More importantly, wounds that don’t heal may get deeper over time, and they are prone to infection. Without appropriate treatment, an open wound can lead to hospitalization, amputation, sepsis, or even death.

Wound care specialists have a number of treatment options available to help a stubborn wound heal. These may include:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which increases the amount of oxygen you breathe in to stimulate healing
  • Debridement, or the removal of dead tissue
  • Skin grafts
  • Specialty dressings, such as those containing silver or those that redirect weight off the wound

There are many risk factors for non-healing or chronic wounds, but the most common one is diabetes. Although diabetic foot ulcers are the most common wounds seen by wound care specialists, they may also treat other types of chronic or difficult wounds, including complications after surgery, infection wounds such as gangrene, or radiation wounds.

The wound care team may contain doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and medical techs. Their services are most often provided in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, and nursing homes. As our population both ages and becomes more likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes, wound care is a growing and important specialty for preventing amputations and infections.