We found 8 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept Gold Compass 0 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Jerry C Johnson, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jerry Johnson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnson include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lesley Carson's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Mount Auburn Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carson include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Carson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Long Term Care, Teaching, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Margolis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Rhoads Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Margolis' specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Margolis is especially interested in chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Cellulitis, Chronic Wounds, Wound Complications, Biopsy, Facial Problems, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Hin-Chai Leung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Leung is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). These areas are among Dr. Leung's clinical interests: chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung takes. Dr. Leung attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Chronic Wounds, Cancer Prevention, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Alopecia Areata, Diabetic Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Michael A Troiano
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1740 South Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Troiano's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. His training includes a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Troiano include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Troiano has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Troiano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Restless Leg ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P Topoulos, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
51 North 39th Street; 4 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Topoulos is a vascular medicine specialist and nuclear cardiology specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Topoulos's clinical interests: renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Topoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian, German, and Greek. Dr. Topoulos is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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Steven Shannon
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
3801 Market Street; Mab #111
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Steven Shannon's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shannon include foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Shannon trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Fibula Fracture, Heel Surgery, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
829 Spruce Street; Franklin Medical Building, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Malay practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Doylestown, PA. Dr. Malay's areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibula Fracture, Heel Surgery, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic ... (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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