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

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

Dr. Jerry Johnson specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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

Dr. Lesley Carson works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Carson's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Carson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Long Term Care, Teaching, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile ... (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 average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Troiano's clinical interests: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Troiano trained at Graduate Hospital for residency. Dr. Troiano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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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 Peter Topoulos, MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
51 North 39th Street; 4 Phi
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Topoulos works as a vascular medicine specialist and nuclear cardiology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Topoulos's 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)

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Cellulitis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ischemic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Margolis is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Margolis graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Margolis include chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Margolis is professionally affiliated with 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 dermatology (skin disorders) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Leung is especially interested in chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian 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)

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

Dr. Steven Shannon is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. 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: Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Bone Spurs, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Malay's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Malay is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is 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, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar ... (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.