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

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Jerry C. Johnson MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jerry Johnson sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Johnson has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He 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, Primary Care, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lesley Carson is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Carson is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Carson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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

Dr. David Margolis is a physician who specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). Areas of expertise for Dr. Margolis include chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Margolis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Cellulitis, Chronic Wounds, Wound Complications, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Leg Ulcers, Pressure ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Leung's specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Dr. Leung attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leung include chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and alopecia areata. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leung accepts. He 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: Chronic Wounds, Skin Cancer, Skin Issues, Alopecia Areata, Diabetic Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers

Michael A. Troiano DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.53 stars (40 ratings)
1740 South Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Troiano is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. Dr. Troiano has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. His professional affiliations include Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Troiano has an open panel. He trained at Graduate Hospital for his residency. Dr. Troiano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Steven Shannon DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
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. His areas of expertise include foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Shannon takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shannon trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

All Interests: Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, Soft Tissue Mass ... (Read more)

Arthur P. Topoulos MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
average rating 3.83 stars (3 ratings)
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Topoulos practices nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Dr. Topoulos's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Topoulos include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and carotid artery disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Topoulos honors. 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. 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: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Cellulitis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.02 stars (9 ratings)
829 Spruce Street; Franklin Medical Building, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Donald Malay works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Dr. Malay's areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine (Penn Rehab) and Specialty Hospital at Rittenhouse, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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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