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Dr. Scott Bolhack

Wound care
Tucson, AZ
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tucson, AZ

Address

6130 North La Cholla Blvd, Suite 111, Tucson, AZ, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

Medicaid

About

Bio

Scott M. Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD, CWS, FACP, FAAP, has practiced in Pima County since 1992. He currently serves as medical director and/or quality improvement consultant for several skilled nursing facilities, assisted living establishments, hospice providers, and a wound care center. Dr. Bolhack is board certified in internal medicine, hospice & palliative care, and pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Medical Directors Association. In addition he is a Certified Medical Director and a Certified Wound Specialist. Dr. Bolhack is President and CEO of TLC HealthCare™ Companies which includes: TLC HealthCare™ Medical Group, TLC HealthCare™ Consulting, TLC HealthCare™ Wound Specialists and TLC HealthCare™ Quality Improvement Organization. He is a clinical assistant professor with the Department of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He speaks nationally to share his professional expertise with other healthcare professionals. In addition, he has participated in process and clinical research and presented multiple scientific posters in the areas of quality improvement, wounds, subacute and long term care. He also serves as an expert witness in regards to medical – legal matters. You are invited to visit the TLC website located at www.tlchealthcarecompanies.com for more information.

Specialties
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Wound care

Geriatrics

Internal Medicine

Palliative Care

Pediatrics

Doctor Q&A

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Not effective: There is no evidence that using hyperbaric oxygen is effective in treating fatigue. The costs can be considerable so beware of false promises and hope... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Depends on setting: This all depends on your setting. At home, copious amounts of clean water flushed through or past or over the wound is best. Do not use toxic agents s... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Surgical wound: No recommendation is appropriate online. You need to call the surgeon and get specific orders on how to handle the dressing, when its safe to shower, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
B2: Riboflavin can cause some symptoms which include cracked or red lips, inflammation of the lining of mouth and tongue, mouth ulcers, and angular cheili... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Robitussin (guaifenesin): This medication is meant to be used on the short term. If you require the medication to suppress a cough all of the time, then you need to see a clin... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Wound healing: In wound care, we ultimately clean the wound and free it of debris and then place a sterile product on the wound to create a moist healing environment... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Dermatitis: You need to see a clinician to determine the diagnosis. There are many causes for what you describe.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve limb health unless there is a more specific indication to use this treatment. There ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Burns: Burns are a special type of wounds that requires different types of care depending on the depth of the burn, location, extent, and complicating factor... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: There are several medical indications for hyperbaric oxygen. You should pray that you have none of these conditions. They include scuba diving injurie... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Iron deficiency: The level of iron by itself cannot cause dizziness. If the low level of iron is causing anemia, then you could feel dizzy. All of these issues require... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Labial Wounds : You need to be seen by a clinician. The spectrum of concern is too wide. These types of lesions need an examination.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diets: Fad diets are marketing ploys to promote a concept that has more to do with making money than with a well-balanced diet that promotes long-term compli... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Vaseline: Call the physician that placed the stitches to ask them.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen treatment can improve tolerance to glucose. There are 13 indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatments app... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Thing on wound: This could be several things but only an examination can determine. Otherwise, our guesses are akin to a carnival worker.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hospice: Well, you may just need a palliative approach to care; comfort over cure. Hospice is palliative care in the last months of life. Discuss with your phy... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Staph Infection: An infection caused by any one of the staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria are part of the bioburden of the human body, so that the mere... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
D2 vs D3: If you have a choice, use the d3 rather than the d2. The d3 is a more useful form for the human body. There are very technical differences between the... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Compression: Great question. The edict "first do no harm" is important. In order to determine the correct and maximal compression for you, you should have some tes... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Bedsores: Bedsores are due to pressure over bony prominences. The best way to prevent bedsores, once they occur, is to keep pressure of these areas. That means ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Bed sore: You must consider relieving pressure in the area of the sore in order for there to be a chance for it to heal. Location of the ulcer along with the mu... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Chemo and wounds: Chemotherapy will affect the ability of the wound to heal. Seek help from the surgical oncologist. Working with a wound expert, along with concentrati... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Nursing home: Decide on your list of priorities. Quality, staffing, cleanliness, cost, physician, nurse practitioner, is hospice available, activities, types of roo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hbo and podiatry: While podiatrists can recommend hyperbaric oxygen treatments, a physician must assess, approve, recommend and be the clinician monitoring these treatm... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Mucous membrane: Yes. You should have him checked out by a physician to determine what this may be. The history of the dysplastic nevi should lower your resistance to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hyperbaric medicine: There are several indications for hyperbaric treatments: some are scuba diving related, some are for rare medical conditions (aspergillosis, for examp... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
RX pressure ulcer: At any stage, a treatment plan is needed. But direct observation of the wound is absolutely necessary to answer this question. Minimize the pressure, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Honey for wounds: Honey is one type of wound product. The studies that have been reviewed for honey are not favorable. I refer you to: http://summaries.Cochrane.Org/c... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Prolonged healing: This delay can be due to many things. These wounds are in difficult to heal locations. It may be due to several issues. You need to return to the surg... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Hospice services: All hospices deliver a similar set of services. They include nursing, assistance with caregivers on a limited basis, chaplaincy, bereavement counseli... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
LBP and Venous Stasi: Blood pressure is disease of the arteries. Venous stasis is disease of the veins. While both may exist in the same patient, they are not necessarily c... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Leg ulcer: There are several reasons for recurrent leg ulcers, but you really need to be seen in order to make a diagnosis. Any reoccurring lesion should be exam... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Bed sore: This type of wound requires the expertise of a wound care team. Without knowing any further information, it is difficult to say exactly what is needed... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis develops in the portion of the artery wall that is muscular. There is no muscle in veins, so plaque does not develop in these types of... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Bleeding mole: Call the doctor's office and let them know the situation. There are always cancellations. Let them know that you are flexible.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diabetic circulation: Yes there are. A diabetic can be referred to a vascular surgeon for an evaluation. There are several tests that we use to determine the type and level... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diabetic ulcers: Diabetic ulcers are not contagious. You must have diabetes in order to get a diabetic foot ulceration.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Fiber and Life: Fiber has been shown to prevent colon cancer. It has not been shown to improve cancer survival. You would need to eat about 30 to 35 grams of fiber pe... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Family support: It would help to know what type of vasculitis you have. Many forms of vasculitis require chronic treatments that require the support and help of famil... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Probiotics: Probiotics have not shown either overwhelming positive results nor harmful results with their use.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Autoimmune Disease: There are many forms of vasculitis and several are associated with underlying autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, etc. S... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
MRSA Diabetic Wound: Any patient with a diabetic wound, especially on the lower extremity requires comprehensive care in either a wound center or by a podiatrist. Bacteria... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Diet for diabetics: You would do well working with a dietician and or a nutritionist to review with you a proper diet plan. In america, we eat too much, large portions, t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Leg discomfort: Your question is too general to answer. Leg discomfort or pain can be a sign of serious and or correctable disease states such as arterial disease or ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Wound healing: In the wound care world, we do not like air exposure. One of the foundations is moist healing of a wound using the best product that you can. 'best' d... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Sea water: No matter how long I have been in wound care, there always seems to be an endless stream of new products and recommendations. I think that attention ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 36 years experience
Clean wound: Just use copious amounts of water to flush out the wound as best as possible. Do not use hydrogen peroxide or iodine based compounds in the wound beca... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 16, 2017
excellent, evidence-based answers put clearly for patients in a compassionate tone
Aug 24, 2013
Knowledgeable answers, caring and dedicated
May 28, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
HealthTap member
I appreciate the reply. This piercers sanitary measures were the best I've seen. It looked like he was prepping for surgery. All tools and the jewelry were sterile. Most piercers always push 1 particu...Read More
HealthTap member
the skin around the wound is excoriated by all the weeping:( wound care clinic has no clue as to why this is happening..but it is, its tormenting me, every 3 hours changing the dressing because it soa...Read More
HealthTap member
I have been battling cellulitis for just over a year now. I have had it in my left eye 2 times, on my face, and on both arms.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 1990

Awards

Physician’s Recognition Award in Continuing Medical Education American Medical Association, June 2000 – June 2003
April 6-9, 2003 Howard Guterman Award for Best Poster Bolhack SM, Smith M, Grant S. “Utilizing AMDA Clinical Practice Guidelines. Three CPGs Selected for Development of Implementation Packets” AMDA 2003 Annual Symposium, Orlando, Florida
September 18, 2003 6th Annual Wells Fargo Copper Cactus Awards Tucson Long Term Care Medical Group, Inc., Scott M. Bolhack, MD, CEO Winner in the Business Growth Category 1-19 employees

Affiliations

TLC HealthCare Wound Specialists
TLC HealthCare Medical Group
TLC HealthCare Consulting Group
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