Doctor referrals are welcome here at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine. Dr. Bruce Ruben often works with other physicians who have patients with infectious diseases, stubborn, non-healing wounds, or overlapping medical problems with which they need help. Infectious disease patients require doctor referrals in order to be seen, but wound care patients do not. [perfectpullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Doctor referrals are welcome here at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine. Dr. Bruce Ruben often works with other physicians.[/perfectpullquote]
Doctor Referrals Are Important To Us
If you are a doctor and need a consult on a patient, simply call our office (or fill out our online form if it is after hours) and we will make every effort to see your patient within the shortest possible time period. Oftentimes our referring doctors send their patients right over to us the same day and we do our best to fit them into our schedule.
In addition, Dr. Ruben also works with other physicians via Facetime, Skype, email or by whatever means are necessary in order to get the job done. With today’s technology, nothing is impossible! He also consults with nurse case managers, insurance adjusters, family members, and anyone else leading a patient’s care.
Dr. Ruben participates in an old fashioned style of practice whereby he will stop whatever he is doing to speak to a physician. Following his consultation, he will provide immediate and direct feedback about your patient either by phone, email or text. Dr. Ruben believes strongly in making himself available so your patient can receive the unique, individualized and urgent care for which you are searching; safely and expeditiously, outside of a hospital.
We are simply an adjunct to primary care physicians and other doctors with experienced expertise in the area of wound management, infection, venous ablation, nutrition and in many other areas that allow us to heal patients’ wounds and infections where other measures have previously failed.
Dr. Bruce Ruben’s Expertise: Bruce E. Ruben, M.D. holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. The following conditions are best suited for our practice:
Infectious Disease Consultations include:
a. Acute Cellulitis
b. Acute Wound Infection
c. Bone and Joint Infections (Osteomyelitis)
e. Respiratory Tract Infections
f. Intra-abdominal Infection
g. Cardiovascular Infections
i. Gastrointestinal Tract Infections (e.g. C.Diff.) & many more too numerous to list. For a more complete list, click HERE or call our office at 248-624-9800 to ask.
b. IVIG and a long list of other medicines for infusion that can be found by clicking the link HERE.
c. Alpha-1 Proteinase Inhibitor
Non-healing wound consultation: To address the 5 reasons wounds don’t heal: Poor Circulation, Infection, Edema (fluid buildup), Inadequate Nutrition and Repetitive Trauma to the Wound. Click Here for more information on why wounds don’t heal.
Venous Insufficiency and lymphedema consultation
Appointments:All means below can be accessed to refer your patient to us:
- Simply call 248-624-9800 and ask to speak directly with Dr. Ruben. Your office personnel can easily facilitate the appointment by contacting our Office Manager Kitty at 248-624-9800 or at 313-806-4667.
2. For an Infectious Disease consultation, your direct referral is preferred.
3. For non-urgent evaluations you may direct your office facilitator or patient to fill out our contact form online found HERE. It will automatically be emailed to us and Dr. Ruben will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case with you and how he can best help you with your patient.
In certain circumstances, Dr. Ruben will see the patient at home, in a skilled nursing facility or at the hospital. Dr. Ruben lays claim to the longest distance home visit 2417 miles; He saw a non-ambulatory patient once at his home in Portland, Oregon! If you are a doctor and think you may need our help, please click here on our contact form, fill it out and it will automatically be emailed to us. Dr. Ruben will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case with you and whether he thinks he can help you.
Finally, we have our own in-house pharmacy so that we can readily dispense IV and oral medications to our patients. This allows our patients to get their medicines readily and speedily and to start feeling better fast.
Our outpatient facility is located on the border of West Bloomfield, Walled Lake and Commerce township in The Lakes Medical Building and is convenient to most Oakland, Wayne, and Macomb county cities.