We found 22 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept Humana Catastrophic near Kansas City, KS.

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya is a family medicine physician. Her areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Bhattacharya is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bhattacharya is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer is a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Zufer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of King Edward Medical University and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel L Swagerty Jr., MPH, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Swagerty is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, pain, and depression. Dr. Swagerty is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Swagerty has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Long Term Care, Depression, Pain, Syncope, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bladder Infection, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles L Hendrix, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3015
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Charles Hendrix's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and free flap reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hendrix graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hendrix speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Wounds, Breast Reduction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph William Lemaster, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joseph Lemaster's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lemaster include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. He speaks Nepali.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Theodore Birch Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. James Birch practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Birch accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Long Term Care, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Freeman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Joshua Freeman is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail works as a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Vail honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary L Redmon, MD, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mary Redmon specializes in family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Redmon's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Redmon takes.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

Dr. Hannah Echalier Maxfield, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Hannah Maxfield practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxfield include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Maxfield is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maxfield attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, Gastroparesis, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia M Fitzgibbons, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 401
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons practices family medicine in Kansas City, KS. Her clinical interests include restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and eczema. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Fitzgibbons performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelsie Anne Kelly, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Kelsie Kelly's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Kelly's areas of expertise include the following: disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly's training includes a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Colposcopy, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rachel Beth Mason, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
6040 Delp, Ms 1020; 3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Rachel Mason works as an internist and geriatrician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Bone Pain, Long Term Care, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark C Meyer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mark Meyer is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer takes.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Anoscopy, Restless Leg Syndrome, Phobias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret L Smith, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Margaret Smith sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Smith is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Tully Marks, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Sarah Marks specializes in family medicine. She attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. These areas are among Dr. Marks's clinical interests: athlete's foot, eczema, and bone spurs. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

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What are Pressure Ulcers?

Commonly referred to as bedsores, pressure ulcers or pressure sores are areas of injured skin that result from staying in one position for a long period of time. Being bedridden or confined to a wheelchair puts a person at a high risk of developing such sores. The most commonly affected sites are the buttocks, hips, lower back, shoulder blade and spine areas, and backs of arms and legs. A pressure ulcer typically starts out as tender, reddish skin and may turn into a shallow wound that appears like a blister. At the next stage, it becomes a deep wound with yellowish dead tissue and some exposed fat. The most severe pressure ulcers are large wounds with dark dead tissue and exposed muscle or bone. Early detection and treatment are crucial as ulcers tend to develop rapidly and cause infections that could eventually lead to organ failure.

Mild sores may heal on their own when pressure on the affected area is reduced. This can be accomplished by simply repositioning the body every hour. If the sores are painful or infected, medications such as pain relievers and antibiotics may be prescribed. Cleaning the wound and changing dressings regularly also help the healing process. Severe pressure ulcers, on the other hand, may require surgery, which involves removal of any damaged, infected, or dead tissue and closing the wound. Wound closure can be achieved either by stitching the skin edges together or by using a flap of the patient’s own tissue.

If you need to have pressure ulcer surgery, you will likely be on bedrest for a few weeks to allow the wound to heal completely. You and your family members will be given instructions on positioning and transfer techniques to help keep pressure off the wound. When your doctor thinks you are ready, she will give you special exercises to help you regain your range of motion. To prevent the recurrence of ulcers, you or your caregiver should be diligent about changing positions regularly, observing for early signs of new pressure sores, and replacing any worn-out mattresses or cushions.