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NP David
During my exam, I found the members lower legs showing major
signs of bacterial infection and multiple deep skin fissures
almost to the bone. The skin fissures were so significant that if
she were to fall, they would tear open to the point where she
might not walk again.
Her husband said their doctor didnt show any concern for the
condition and sent them to a podiatrist, who told them to just use
some over-the-counter lotion. I called her doctor, who agreed to
see the member that afternoon.
When I followed up, the husband said the doctor looked at her
legs and didnt say anything. When he then told the doctor about
my evaluation, the doctor agreed to refer his wife to a wound care
specialist and arranged for wound care at home.
They were thankful for my intervention.