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We found 12 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Johnson's 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)

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

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Forciela's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Forciela include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Forciela honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Forciela attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forciela has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 Top Docs issue. Dr. Forciela 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: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Louis Spencer, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Spencer's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Before completing his residency at Atlanta Medical Center, Dr. Spencer attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Dr. Spencer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spencer's 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: Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound Complications, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Room 225
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Weinryb sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Weinryb is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Graduate Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinryb's distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue from 2008-2016; Philadelphia Super Doctors; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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

Dr. Lesley Carson is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Carson include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Carson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Carson attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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Specializes in Family Medicine
1168 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Chris Colopinto's area of specialization is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Colopinto's clinical interests: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colopinto honors. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Colopinto is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Michael Troiano practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Troiano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Troiano's clinical interests include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. His residency was performed at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Troiano is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Topoulos include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Topoulos completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Topoulos (or staff) speaks Romanian, German, and Greek.

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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 practices dermatology (skin disorders). He has a special interest in chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Margolis 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. 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: 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 practices dermatology (skin disorders) in Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Leung graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Leung's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His professional 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: 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shannon include foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. Dr. Shannon accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shannon 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: 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. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Doylestown, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Malay's clinical interests include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Malay accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.