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Dr. Michael Miller

Wound care
Indianapolis, IN
38 years experience male

Locations

Miller Care Group INdyTransitions at Bloomington

Bloomington

Address

2215 S Curry PIke, Bloomington
Directions

Fax

3172221953

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicaid

Medicare

Aetna

Tricare

Humana Insurance Company

Cigna

The Miller Care Group

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified General Surgeon who has practiced full time in the area of Chronic Wound Management exclusively since 1997. I travel all over the world and teach wound care and related topics. I have numerous publications and provide expert consultations to the legal and investment communities. My goal is to educate my colleagues and the lay public on how best to help things heal and to avoid the use of "knee-jerk" antibiotic prescription as a panacea. Common sense diagnoses and treatments based on the best evidence and practices are what will best help our patients and our profession.

Specialties
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Wound care

Addiction Medicine

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.6K Answers
275 Agrees
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Get better first: First and foremost, you need to be seen by someone specially trained in care of lymphedema to reduce the size arm and thus improve the function of the... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Painful healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Possibilities: The groin has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
More than the wound: A gunshot wound is created when a projectile ruptures the skin and deeper tissues. This energy is transmitted to adjacent tissues and organs which are... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Part of healing: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon/muscle is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation occur... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Millions of causes: Your complain is very general. Things that cause that include severe strains, sprains, arthritis, trauma, autoimmune diseases, metabolic problems, etc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chem... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Other option: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, wa... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chem... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Pimple Info: Pimples occur when glands in our skin get blocked and what they secrete collects and causes pressure.The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot,... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Lymph: Lymphedema occurs when there is a compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing t... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Wimpy virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many t... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple treatment: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Healing scars: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing t... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many f... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many f... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Protective Cushion: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers a... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Near front/back: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
KInd of: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Natural Process: As injured skin heals, the body creates inflammation to do so which means fresh blood goes to the area and with it, many kinds of healing factors and ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Close by: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Fast Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Care=Healing: Burns are response of tissues to injury. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines c... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Wrong Treatments: Genital herpes is caused by a virus. It causes very painful open sores on the genitals. It makes little sense to have you apply a topical cream to a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Many causes: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Best healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
timing to heal: If the bruises are only in the tissues immediately below the skin, then you will see them start to spread out in the first 48 or so hours and then dis... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Jan 3, 2014
I truly appreciate the work you guys do! Thank you for being part of this community! Keep up the good work!
Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Jul 5, 2013
Very timely and accurate responses.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks so much... It was caused by falling, scraping and badly bruising my knee...dr said bacteria got in and "had a party"
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Now I can go back to sleep with the reassurance since I was worried if I needed a trip to urgent care or not. Thanks
HealthTap member
Thank you so much! The wound is on the back Of my leg, so difficult to reach. Will ask my Dr about doing it as you suggested. Thanks again.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

DOCTORS HOSPITAL Columbus, OH

Awards

2010 American Osteopathic Foundation Physician of the Year
Top Wound Care Specialist, Second Place, Indiana - Winter
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Indiana - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Osteopathic Association
Indiana Osteopathic Association
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