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 works as a general internist and geriatrician in Philadelphia, PA. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Johnson completed his residency training at UNC Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnson 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)

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 is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Forciela's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forciela takes. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Forciela performed Dr. Forciela's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forciela has received the following distinctions: 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's 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: 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 specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Spencer's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone disease. He is affiliated with 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. Spencer honors. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Atlanta Medical Center.

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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; Room 225
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Weinryb practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinryb include 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. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete her residency at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Weinryb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has received the following distinctions: 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)

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). These areas are among Dr. Carson's clinical interests: 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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Auburn Hospital for residency. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1168 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Chris Colopinto is a family medicine physician. Clinical interests for Dr. Colopinto include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Colopinto is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Colopinto is 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Troiano is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Troiano include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Troiano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. Dr. Troiano is in-network for 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. He trained at Graduate Hospital for his residency. Dr. Troiano (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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' medical specialty is nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Topoulos has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Topoulos include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Topoulos's medical residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Topoulos (or staff) is conversant in 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. Thomas Hin-Chai Leung, PhD, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Leung works as a dermatologist. His areas of expertise include chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and pressure ulcers (bedsores). He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Leung is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Leung attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. David Margolis specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Margolis is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Margolis's 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: Cellulitis, Chronic Wounds, Wound Complications, Biopsy, Facial Problems, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Steven Shannon practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shannon include foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shannon accepts. Dr. Shannon's residency was performed 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, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Bone Spurs, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Donald Malay works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Malay is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. 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.

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