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Why We’re the Alternative to Hospitals

At Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Dr. Bruce Ruben looks at the 5 reasons a patient's wound is not healing.

Hospitals have been in the news a lot lately. The University of Michigan is set to build a nearly billion-dollar new hospital on the University’s Ann Arbor campus. Beaumont Hospital is growing its health system. Other hospitals are merging with each other and raising millions of dollars to start new facilities and departments. All of this sounds like it should be good news, but the truth is that hospitals are not the only option to treat health issues and illness. Hospitals also have many faults, chief of which is their inability to offer personalized, holistic medicine.

Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine, founded and led by Dr. Bruce Ruben, prides itself on being a non-hospital option. Hospitals claim they practice “patient-centered care,” but it’s quite obvious they cannot do this because they are simply too massive in size. Hospitals treat too many patients and have thousands of providers who are overworked and underpaid. Encompass likes to focus on you — our patient.


Dr Bruce Ruben Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine


At Encompass HealthCare, we provide medical care that is respectful of individual patient preferences, needs, and values. While hospitals are impressive in size with massive campuses and annual revenues that could buy and sell small nations, they present many problems for health treatment, wound care, infectious disease and caregiving. They are busy at all times of the day and extremely noisy for people trying to get some relief and relaxation.

Encompass puts the patient first. We offer a small, intimate location that is quiet and calming. We focus on you and your needs. Now you understand why we are the alternative to hospitals. And we like it that way.


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