We found 22 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept Humana 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 sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her medical specialty is family medicine. She attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhattacharya include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Dr. Bhattacharya takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. She is professionally 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. Tahira Zufer, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tahira Zufer's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Zufer's areas of expertise include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zufer honors. After completing medical school at King Edward Medical University, she performed her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Zufer (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Zufer 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, 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's specialty is family medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder infection, pain, and depression. Dr. Swagerty is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swagerty 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. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, 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. Dr. Hendrix 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. 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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Lemaster's areas of expertise include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemaster speaks Nepali. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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 works as a family practitioner in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Birch is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birch include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas 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. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His clinical interests include prostate problems, depression, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Freeman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Freeman is conversant in 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, Wheezing, Eczema, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Belinda Vail works as a family medicine physician in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Vail include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. Dr. Vail is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Vail trained 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 is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in family medicine. Her clinical interests include disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and phobias. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Redmon performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. 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, Phobias, Athlete's ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patricia Fitzgibbons' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Fitzgibbons's areas of expertise include restless leg syndrome, athlete's foot, and wheezing. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. 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. 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 works as a family medicine practitioner in Kansas City, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kelly include disc problems, colposcopy, and anoscopy. Dr. Kelly takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Kelly attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maxfield include bone pain, drug allergy, and graves disease. Dr. Maxfield is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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, Athlete's Foot, Wheezing, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Meyer specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include disc problems, anoscopy, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Meyer graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Meyer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Rachel Mason practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: bone pain, depression, and metabolic bone disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mason honors. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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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. 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 practices family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Dr. Smith attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS. Her areas of expertise include athlete's foot, wheezing, and eczema. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marks is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Marks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Marks is professionally 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)

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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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