Dr. Scott Bolhack

Wound care
Tucson, AZ
37 years experience male

Locations

Office

Tucson, AZ

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Lupus: There is no 'best' medicine that can be recommended without knowing the status of your lupus. This is one of those questions that is impossible to ans... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Calciphylaxis: The cause of calciphylaxis remains unknown. It is the result of a multiple factors . These include chronic renal failure, obesity, diabetes mellitus,... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Venous Stasis: Venous stasis is caused by high blood pressures in the veins, usually in the lower extremities. As dr. Aalami states, this is due to abnormal valves i... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Surgery Home Health: Plan ahead with your surgeon and the hospitalist (if possible) to arrange for home health for yourself for wound care, ostomy teaching, and for therap... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Warfarin and dm: Warfarin does not cause diabetic foot ulcers.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Bruises Leg Ulcers: When the injury is severe enough --and this may not be evident for days-- to the lower legs (and elsewhere), there may injury to the surface of the sk... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic foot ulcer: Once a diabetic has underlying neuropathy, with the loss of feeling in the lower extremities, an ulcer can develop within a short time. A small, unnot... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Dying Process: There are many causes of cardiomyopathy; some of these have a genetic basis. However, the majority of cardiomyopathies are not genetic but environment... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Vitamins for food: Vitamin tablets will not make up for food. You need to ingest a balanced diet in order to remain healthy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: There are no controlled studies that hyperbaric oxygen helps with strokes. It is not even among those diagnoses approved by medicare for payment; thus... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Nutrition : Your question is too broad to answer sufficiently. There are too many nutrients and too many signs to review. Restate with specifics if you can.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Back injury: With less activity, you need to pay attention to your caloric intake. They are many guides available in books and online to accomplish your goal. You ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diet and vasculitis: There is no known direct connection between diet and vasculitis that has been reproducible. However, there is literature associating some foods with h... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic foot ulcer: Diabetic foot ulcers require an evaluation by a wound care professional or a podiatrist. Do not attempt to cure this type of wound by yourself. The li... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels. This could be either the veins or the arteries. A type of white blood cell sticks, for an unknown ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Origin of Vasculitis: Vasculitis can be caused by many types of underlying illnesses or be the primary illness. Scientists are not exactly sure why some patients develop th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Bed sore: These terms are used to describe a wound that has as its primary cause pressure. They do not necessarily need to be caused by a bed.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Vasculitis: We can help but we need to know what type (the name) of the vasculitis that you have. There are simply too many types to give a generic answer that wo... Read More
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Surgical wound: Your surgeon should have provided clear instructions on the care of this procedure. If not, pester his office for clear instructions.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Vasculitis: Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels and both arteries and the veins can be affected. The inflammation is caused by a type of white blo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Pressure sore: Most pressure sores, once identified and treatment initiated, do not require surgery to treat. Surgery is reserved for severe and or deep injuries in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Toenail: For goodness sake, go see a clinician that can remove the nail and initiate antibiotics and give you some relief.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Lymphedema: Lymphedema is a chronic medical condition that requires daily care and attention. This is no different than a multitude of other medical problems like... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Calciphylaxis: There are two components: first, your renal doctor will need to look into correctable biochemical abnormalities to see if there is something to be cor... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Obesity PU: Obese patients are more at risk for pressure sores than a usual weight patient.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic Ulcer: See http://www.Cdc.Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5245a3.Htm the answer is 12.7% prevalence. The greatest risk factor is the duration of diabetes. The o... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic ulcers: Wherever there is a bony prominence such as the metatarsal heads ball of the foot), the heels, the medial edge of a bunion, or the top of the knuckle ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic Foot Ulcer: Well, what you mean i suppose is a wagner stage 3 ulceration since using the term 'stage" to describe an ulcer is reserved for pressure ulcers. A wag... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
It depends: I assume that the aortic aneurysm has been repaired and the patient is stable; if that is the case, then the this alone is not a reason to preclude th... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic foot: You need to seek care from wound center or podiatrist as soon as possible. The evaluation of a diabetic foot ulcer requires a careful history, investi... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Venous stasis ulcer: Any opening in the skin can weep especially those in the lower extremity where fluid accumulates during the day as you walk. Compression is the key t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Venous Stasus ulcer: You should see a wound care specialist in your area. Look for the cws certification which stands for certified wound specialist. In a comprehensive wo... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Blocked Blood Vessel: An artery and vein can both be blocked. A blocked artery can be due to placque or to a clot that develops usually in relation to a piece of plaque. Pl... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Gunshot wound: It depends on where the gunshot wound was located and what damage was done and what kind of recuperation that you need.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Leg ulcers: Leg ulcers that are weeping need clinical attention. There needs to be an assessment of the ulcers and their cause in order to development a plan that... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Pressure ulcer: These are characteristics of wounds; they do not need to be pressure ulcers in order to have this type of characteristics. A tunnel is an empty space ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Pain with veins: There are many types of pain syndromes related to venous disease that require different approaches. You should see a clinician to review the findings ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Diabetic foot: Type ii diabetes is associated with Insulin resistance. Yes, type ii diabetics develop complications with their nerves and arteries that can allow the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Hyperbaric oxygen: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is delivered in a chamber. It can be single person chamber or a multiplace chamber. 100% oxygen is delivered within the cham... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Itching in the wound: Complicated but scientists believe that the itching is due to histamine in the healing tissue which causes the itching.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Many Risk Factors: Many risk factors can augment the effects of pressure on the skin. Any factor that lowers the perfusion of blood to an affected area, for example, wil... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Bedsores mattress: Most hospitals do not use standard mattresses. They use a higher grade of mattress that helps the staff prevent pressure sores from developing. Except... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Fat pills: Thermobol is another tablet on the market that is promoted as a fat burner. The hopeful consumer is left to trust the promoter of whether the product ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Wound healing: It is too difficult to answer your question without more information. Cause, location, associated factors (like leg swelling with a leg ulcer), lifest... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Hyperbarics Strokes: There is no evidence that hyperbaric oxygen works on these types of problems. There are specialists that do offer this therapy to patients but you sho... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Vitamins and wounds : There is no proof that vitamin supplements help heal wounds. Eating a balanced diet with healthy choices is the best way to get your nutrients.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Wet bandages: Wet bandages are not good for healing as they increase the moisture on the skin and surround tissue around the wound. This causes maceration. Think of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care 37 years experience
Pressure Ulcer Help: The actual amount of time that it takes to develop a pressure ulcer will vary from individual to individual. There are many factors that would allow a... 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
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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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