We found 11 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS near Philadelphia, PA.

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Jerry C Johnson MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Jerry Johnson works as an internist and geriatrician. These areas are among Dr. Johnson's clinical interests: holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Johnson has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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

Mary Ann Forciea MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Mary Ann Forciea practices general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forciea include thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Forciea is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing Dr. Forciea's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Forciea attended Duke University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Forciea include: 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. Forciea'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

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

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

Dr. Lesley Carson works as a general internist and geriatrician. Dr. Carson's clinical interests 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. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her residency was performed at Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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

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

Dr. Joan Weinryb is an internist and geriatrician in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Weinryb's areas of expertise 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. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Weinryb completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weinryb has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2008-2017; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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

Specializes in Family Medicine
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
1168 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ

Dr. Chris Colopinto is a family practitioner. His clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Colopinto is affiliated with Kennedy Health and Virtua Physician Partners. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Colopinto at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Eating Disor ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Margolis is a dermatologist. Dr. Margolis's clinical interests include chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. 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

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

Dr Thomas HinChai Leung MD PHD
Specializes in Dermatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Thomas Leung specializes in dermatology (skin disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and alopecia areata. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Leung attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Leung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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 out of 5 (40 ratings)
1740 South Street; Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Michael Troiano practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Willow Grove, PA. For his professional training, Dr. Troiano completed a residency program at Graduate Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Troiano's clinical interests: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. The average patient rating for Dr. Troiano is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Troiano honors. Dr. Troiano (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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

Steven Shannon DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3801 Market Street; Mab #111
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Steven Shannon is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Radnor, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. He is professionally 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 is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

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

Arthur P Topoulos MD
Specializes in Nuclear Cardiology, Vascular Medicine
Average rating 3.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
51 N. 39th Street; Heart & Vascular Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Arthur Topoulos' medical specialty is nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Patients gave Dr. Topoulos an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Topoulos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Topoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, German, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Cellulitis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Average rating 4.02 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
829 Spruce Street; Franklin Medical Building, Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Donald Malay's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Malay include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Malay's 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). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malay takes.

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Relevant Interests: , Pressure Ulcers

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibula Fracture, Plantar Fasciotomy, Ankle Sprain, Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotom ... (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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