We found 11 providers with an interest in pressure ulcers and who accept United Healthcare Silver POS 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). His areas of expertise include holistic medicine, thyroid problems, and cardiac risk reduction. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Johnson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Relevant Interests: , pressure ulcers (bedsores)

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

Dr. Mary Ann Forciea, MD
Specializes in Adult Endocrinology, Geriatrics
3615 Chestnut Street; Ralston - Penn Center Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Forciea works as an internist and geriatrician. Dr. Forciea's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, cardiac risk reduction, and metabolic bone diseases. Dr. Forciea is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Forciea obtained Dr. Forciea's medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed Dr. Forciea's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Forciea is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forciea 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.

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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 is a general internist and geriatrician in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carson include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Carson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Carson attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Carson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Carson'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: Long-Term Care, Teaching, Sleep Disorders, Primary Care, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joan Weinryb's specialties are general internal medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). She practices in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include thyroid problems, holistic medicine, and cardiac risk reduction. Dr. Weinryb is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Weinryb completed her residency training at Graduate Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues from 2008-2017; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014. Her 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: Long-Term Care, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Erectile Dysfunction, Wound ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
1168 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Chris Colopinto's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. Dr. Colopinto is affiliated with Virtua Physician Partners. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. David Margolis is a dermatology (skin disorders) specialist. Dr. Margolis's areas of expertise include the following: chronic wounds, wound complications, and leg ulcers. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Margolis's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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, Facial Problems, Skin Biopsy, Skin Issues, Leg ... (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's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). Clinical interests for Dr. Leung include chronic wounds, diabetic ulcers, and alopecia areata. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Leung accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Troiano is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Dr. Troiano's 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. Dr. Troiano is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His training includes a residency program at Graduate Hospital. Dr. Troiano (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Steven Shannon works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Doylestown, PA, and Radnor, PA. His training includes a residency program at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot amputation, fibula (calf bone) fracture, and ankle sprain. Dr. Shannon accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 practices nuclear cardiology and vascular medicine (blood vessel disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Topoulos include renal angioplasty, cardiac risk reduction, and carotid artery disease. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Topoulos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Topoulos trained at Lankenau Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Topoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Romanian, German, and Greek. 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: Renal Angioplasty, Renal Vascular Disease, Cellulitis, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Ischemic ... (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 in Philadelphia, PA and Doylestown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Malay include foot amputation, psoriatic arthritis, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. Patients gave Dr. Malay an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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).

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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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