Encompass Healthcare and Wound Medicine

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Encompass HealthCare Blogs are great sources of woundcare and infection related information--West Bloomfield, Michigan

Encompass HealthCare Blogs are great sources of woundcare and infection related information–West Bloomfield, Michigan

Encompass HealthCare blog posts are written directly from the front lines by Dr. Bruce Ruben (and some other staff members) and they discuss topics ranging from why some wounds don’t heal to how to add more protein to your diet.

Serious wound treatment is complicated and it’s not just as simple as what type of wound dressing to use. We are a sophisticated wound treatment center, utilizing hospital level equipment to assess and heal wounds–all in our non-hospital, outpatient center. Patients get the benefit of hospital-like care, but get to enjoy the rest of their day as they go back home, go back to work and get on with their busy lives.

The model that Encompass Healthcare offers is unique and our patients tell us that they are very satisfied. And with a 99% healing rate, we feel as if we are batting a thousand!

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“Really listening can tell you all you need to know about what’s wrong with that patient, and it’s never failed me yet,” says Dr. Bruce Ruben. Read Why Technology Will Never Replace Great Doctors.

“Really listening can tell you all you need to know about what’s wrong with that patient, and it’s never failed …

Read “Really listening can tell you all you need to know about what’s wrong with that patient, and it’s never failed me yet,” says Dr. Bruce Ruben. Read Why Technology Will Never Replace Great Doctors.

The Encompass Home is featured in the online edition of DBusiness, Detroit’s premier business magazine.

The Encompass Home is featured in the online edition of DBusiness, Detroit’s premier business magazine.
The Encompass Home is Encompass HealthCare …

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What Are The 4 Infections And How Do We Treat Them?

What Are The 4 Infections And How Do We Treat Them?
Read my latest blog entitled “The 4 Infections You Need …

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Avoid Amputation At Encompass HealthCare & Watch Our Video

We avoid amputation by delivering the most sophisticated wound healing technology to our patients…all outside of a hospital, safely at …

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See Dr. Ruben’s Video On Refractory Osteomyelitis

Refractory osteomyelitis is a recurrent case of osteomyelitis.
Osteomyelitis is a fancy word for bone infection and refractory osteomyelitis can become a …

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Soluble and Insoluble Dietary Fiber: What’s the Difference?

Soluble and Insoluble Dietary Fiber: what’s the difference and why is fiber important?
Although protein is the building block for muscle …

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Inky and Pocket

 
Inky & Pocket On Being Wound Dogs
Inky and Pocket, the WoundDogs at Encompass HealthCare, are members of the beloved staff …

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The Skinny on Quinoa

THE SKINNY ON QUINOA
By Rob Striks, Special Writer for Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine
The problem with writing about quinoa is …

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Food Substitutions

No Substitute For Substitutions
by
Rob Striks, Special Writer
Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine

At Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, we talk a lot …

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Patient Compliance

PATIENT COMPLIANCE AND THE DOCTOR-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP
by Rob Striks, Special Writer
Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine 
“That’s a team, gentlemen, and either, we heal, …

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HOW TO BE A PATIENT

 
HOW TO BE A PATIENT
By Rob Striks, Special Writer
Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine
I’m a senior patient, but not in terms …

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Healthcare-Acquired Infections

Washing Our Hands of Healthcare-Acquired Infections
According to the American Hospital Association, over 36 million patients are admitted to hospitals every …

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Read Dr. Ruben’s Article on “Flesh-Eating Disease” (Necrotizing Fasciitis): the Truths and the Fallacies

Is there really such a thing as a flesh-eating disease, medically referred to as necrotizing fasciitis?
The term “flesh-eating” disease (necrotizing …

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Remember Mumps?

Mumps Outbreak: What You Need To Know
After the recent mumps outbreak at the Ohio State University and its subsequent spread …

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A Cold Season For Wound Care

Unfortunately, a stubborn wound doesn’t go south for the winter.
Is the polar vortex responsible for the current drought in wound …

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Hospital-Acquired Infections

Hospital-Acquired Infections: This Means War!
I got sent to The Front a couple of weeks ago. I call hospitals “The Front” …

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Congratulations to Dr. Bruce Ruben! He Has Been Awarded Compassionate Doctor Award, One of Only Three Percent to Receive Honor!

Congratulations, Dr. Bruce Ruben! Vitals physician rating site has just awarded Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine’s Dr. Ruben with a …

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The Hospital Is No Place to Rest

The Hospital: No Place to Rest.
Lesson #1: Shhhh!!
If hospital personnel could act like they’re in a library, maybe patients would …

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Learn How To Avoid Frostbite

Learn How To Avoid Frostbite In Cold Temperatures
Learn how to avoid frostbite and hypothermia this brutal winter. Encompass HealthCare Medical …

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Encompass HealthCare Celebrates Its Third Anniversary

Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, celebrates its third anniversary healing pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers and other serious wounds using the …

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We’re A Designated Dignity Zone.

Encompass HealthCare is a Designated Dignity Zone.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” -Plato 
We judge wounds. …

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Wound Debridement Helps Heal Wounds

Wound Debridement
At Encompass HealthCare, we have a multitude of modes of debriding a wound, although often we use an ultrasonic …

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Medical Office Bootcamp: Back To Basics

Medical Office Bootcamp: Back To Basics
My left eye vision has been a bit blurry for some time so I decide …

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Understanding: Does Your Doctor “Get” You?

Does Your Doctor “Get” You?
So I’m at a restaurant, about to order my favorite salad with a slight twist: I’ve …

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I Spend 90 Days Of My Life On Hold!

If I added up all of the time I’m on hold, I bet it would total 3 months. It’s true, …

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“Mom, There’s Nothing To Eat!”

“Mom, There’s Nothing To Eat In The House!”
How many times have we heard our kids say this? Still huffing and puffing …

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Why Protein is Important for Healing Wounds

What’s protein got to do with it?
A day doesn’t go by that I’m not bombarded with information on the newest …

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