We found 6 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Brunswick, OH.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Mark Meacham specializes in family medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH and Brunswick, OH. Dr. Meacham's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He trained at Aultman Hospital for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Meacham speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Robert Cain works as a family practitioner. Dr. Cain's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cain is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Aultman Hospital. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Miller's specialty is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Miller is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Miller completed a residency program at Summa Akron City Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Miller an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 10
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Kevin Hopkins' area of specialization is family medicine. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Hopkins is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and a graduate of Miami Valley Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hopkins is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 10
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Richard Devans' specialty is family medicine. Dr. Devans has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Devans is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Marc Williams is a family practice physician in Cleveland, OH and Brunswick, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Williams average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Aultman Hospital. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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.