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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Johnson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Lesley Carson works as a general internist and geriatrician in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carson takes. Dr. Carson graduated from Harvard Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. She 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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Michael A Troiano
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
1740 South Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Troiano specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. Patients rated Dr. Troiano highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Troiano is accepting new patients. His residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. 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 is a vascular medicine specialist and nuclear cardiology specialist. Dr. Topoulos's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Topoulos completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Topoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, German, and Greek. 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)

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

Dr. David Margolis is a dermatologist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. Dr. Margolis is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Margolis has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Leung's areas of expertise consist of chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. 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)

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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. Dr. Shannon's clinical interests include foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Malay include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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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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