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We found 8 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Sewell, NJ.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
612 Glassboro Road
Woodbury Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tara Tomasso practices family medicine. Her clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. Dr. Tomasso is professionally affiliated with Associates in Family Healthcare. Before completing her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tomasso attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Tomasso has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1300 Black Horse Pike
Glendora, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Blank works as a family practitioner. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program. Dr. Blank's clinical interests include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blank accepts. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Chen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
239 Hurffville - Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Timothy Chen is a family medicine practitioner. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Virtua Voorhees for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Cellulitis, Chronic Fatigue ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
300 S. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, NJ
 

Dr. Ashokkumar Patel specializes in family medicine and general internal medicine. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include ankle sprain, athlete's foot, and diabetes management. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College and a graduate of Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Tedeschi, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Tedeschi practices general pediatrics in Collingswood, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and West Collingswood, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Tedeschi include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tedeschi graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. He is affiliated with Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph J Conti, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
400 E Church Street
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Conti's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conti include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Conti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Route 168
Blackwood, NJ
 

Dr. Sneh Jain's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jain include post-polio syndrome (PPS), ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. She is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Jain attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain takes.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
123 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Reynaldo Velasco specializes in general pediatrics and practices in West Collingswood, NJ, Sewell, NJ, and Hammonton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Velasco include warts, ankle sprain, and athlete's foot. Dr. Velasco is professionally affiliated with Advocare South Jersey Pediatrics. He is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Velasco honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Incontinence, Rheumatoid ... (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.