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

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

Dr. Jerry Johnson practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Johnson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. His hospital/clinic 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, Primary Care, 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 works as an internist and geriatrician. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Carson completed her residency training at Mount Auburn Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 dermatologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leung include chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and alopecia areata. Dr. Leung's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a specialist in dermatology (skin disorders). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. Dr. Margolis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the distinction of Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. Dr. Margolis'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: Cellulitis, Chronic Wounds, Wound Complications, Biopsy, Facial Problems, Skin Issues, Skin ... (Read more)

Steven M 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 in Philadelphia, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Radnor, PA. 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 honors. His residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. His hospital/clinic 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: Fibula Fracture, Heel Surgery, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur P 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. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Topoulos include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and carotid artery disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Topoulos average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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)

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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. Dr. Troiano's areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Troiano completed his residency training at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Troiano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

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

Dr. Donald Malay works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Doylestown, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Malay's hospital/clinic 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). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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, Heel Surgery, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic ... (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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