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Encompass HealthCare Celebrates Its Third Anniversary

Posted on: January 22nd, 2014 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

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

Metro Detroit Wound Care: 6 Reasons to Choose Encompass

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by Encompass Healthcare No Comments

6 Compelling Reasons To Choose Encompass HealthCare for your Wound Care

With our aging population exploding alongside a big increase in the number of new diabetes and poor circulation cases, more and more Americans need comprehensive wound care than ever before. Below, we discuss 6 compelling reasons to choose Encompass HealthCare for professional wound care.

The problem is there are few facilities and even fewer doctors equipped to handle all the facets of modern wound care. As a result, patients are usually forced into a hospital setting where infections and mismanagement run rampant; or worse, they must shuttle between several different doctors, locations and specialties in order to get treatment for all the underlying conditions that contribute to non-healing wounds.

Encompass HealthCare and Wound Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI, represents the new thinking and a new model for wound care: a one-stop outpatient facility that combines all aspects of wound care in one amazingly designed office under one roof.

Why should you seek out a place like Encompass? The reasons are quite compelling considering the current “fractured” delivery of medical care in America.

  1. Encompass HealthCare is an outpatient facility. That means it’s far away from the hospital where hospital-borne infections are rampant.
  2. Because we’re an outpatient facility, you can get your treatment and then get back to your life quicker.
  3. We use advanced thinking along with advanced diagnostics. If it’s a wound that hasn’t healed in four to six weeks, we know something somewhere isn’t functioning properly. In other words, we don’t just treat the wound.  We treat the whole person.
  4. All treatments all the time. From I.V. antibiotics to hyperbaric oxygen treatments to artificial skin overlays to traditional Chinese medicine – we’re armed to heal your wounds with the best technologies on the planet.
  5. Dr. Ruben is triple board certified in infectious diseases, internal medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. So you can see just one doctor to completely heal your wound.
  6. Knowledge is power! Need a special offloading device? We’ll find it for you. Have venous insufficiency and need venous ablation? We’re affiliated with the best in medicine. Nutritional counseling to heal a wound? We know exactly what and how much extra protein you need on a daily basis.

Want to learn more about this revolutionary approach to wound care? Visit Encompass HealthCare online at www.encompasshealthcare.com or call the center today at 248-624-9800.

Encompass HealthCare. We heal wounds from the inside out.

Treating Lymphedema Successfully

Posted on: May 29th, 2013 by Mindy Ruben No Comments


Treating lymphedema successfully in our outpatient setting has allowed patient M. Silver to begin to heal his bilateral, lower extremity swelling (photo above is not M. Silver, but rather an example of lower extremity lymphedema.)  M. Silver has venous insufficiency, swelling in his legs, and has developed an ulcer between his 1st and 2nd toe, resulting in a fungal infection.

Treatment began with compression therapy, applied by Julia, our certified, manual, lymphedemic physical therapist, an Unna Boot, an increase in his diruetics (medicine to reduce swelling,) an oral fungal pill called Lamisil, and a special powder called Nystatin (both used to treat the fungus.)

M.Silver has been here for only 1 week and he is already improving, estimating his full treatment at about 2-4 weeks total.  All in our outpatient setting, so M.Silver can get his treatment, get healed, and get on with his life.

Treating lymphedema successfully can be achieved if all of the underlying conditions causing lymphedema are addressed.

A New Model For Wound Care: New Mobility Magazine Features Dr. Bruce Ruben in April Issue

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

A New Model For Wound Care by Dr. Bruce E. Ruben.

Read about the new model of wound care as explained by Dr. Bruce E. Ruben below.

A new model of wound care by Dr. Bruce Ruben, at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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Increase Your Protein and Wound Healing With Fish?

Posted on: April 8th, 2013 by Mindy Ruben No Comments


Is it possible to increase your protein and thus, improve wound healing?

Yes! Wound healing can be enhanced with good nutrition, especially higher levels of protein when faced with very serious wounds.

Halibut and many other “white” fish contain healthy doses of protein at near zero fat levels. Find your Omega 3’s, 6’s, and 9’s and ensure good wound healing by making sure you get enough protein. Try out this recipe below.



6 oz. halibut (or other fish such as whitefish, cod, flounder)

2 T. cilantro

1T. olive oil

1 T. lime juice

salt, pepper


Preheat oven to 425 F.  Brush fish with olive oil and and squeeze lime juice over fish.  Sprinkle with cilantro and bake approximately 12 minutes or until done.

Giddy From Healing

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by Encompass Healthcare No Comments

Giddy from healing?

I’ve noticed a very specific stage in the healing process for most patients. The last corner is turned. The wound bed is definitely filling in and closing. And the patient’s desire to smile, laugh and be sociable reaches its zenith. (more…)

Employee Turnover

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 by Encompass Healthcare No Comments

Employee Turnover? Never Tasted One.
Employee turnover is something we’ve never experienced at Encompass Healthcare since our inception in 1990. In fact, in our 12 years, only one employee has left.  (more…)

Offload For Healing

Posted on: May 29th, 2012 by Encompass Healthcare No Comments

Offload your wound: no pressure whatsoever
Is it important to offload your wound?

Do you follow your doctor’s orders to the T & offload your nonhealing wound? Or, are you like many of us who honestly follow the orders, but do slip up once in a while? (more…)


Posted on: March 1st, 2012 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Empathy is our motivation.

Kitty Carpenter is our office facilitator. She’s also one of our top empathizers. She feels for people in the best possible ways. Once you understand the concept behind Kitty, that her whole reason for being is to care for others, then it’s easier to grasp the motivations behind Dr. Ruben and everyone he employs.  We all have a heightened sense of empathy where wound healing is concerned. (more…)

Kitty is amazing!

Posted on: February 20th, 2012 by Mindy Ruben No Comments

Kitty is amazing at Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine.

Kitty is Amazing

It’s not hard to describe our Kitty. Without thinking much, words like compassionate, thorough and magnificent come to mind. Actually, Kitty is amazing. (more…)

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