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

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

Dr. Tahira Zufer works as a family practitioner. These areas are among her clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zufer graduated from King Edward Medical University and then she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Dr. Charles Hendrix, who practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), body contouring, and free flap reconstruction. Dr. Hendrix is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Hendrix has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya's medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Bengali. 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, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, ... (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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Lemaster is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Lemaster 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 is a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Birch studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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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's specialty is family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Freeman completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Swagerty's area of specialization is family medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Swagerty completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Clinical interests for Dr. Swagerty include bladder infection, pain, and depression. Dr. Swagerty is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. Belinda A Vail, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4010, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Belinda Vail is a family medicine practitioner. Her areas of expertise include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vail honors. Dr. Vail graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. 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 works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, 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. She is 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (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 a general internist and geriatrician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Mason include bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Mason is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Mason attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons practices family medicine. Her areas of expertise include restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and wheezing. Dr. Fitzgibbons takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Fitzgibbons is 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (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 practices family medicine. Dr. Marks's clinical interests include athlete's foot, wheezing, and eczema. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Dr. Marks 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, Wheezing, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mary Redmon works as a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. She attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Redmon's clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Redmon is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kelly's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Maxfield include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Dr. Mark Meyer specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Meyer takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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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.

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