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
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-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
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A 18-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/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Considerations: The real question to ask is...Is the bed sore getting better? Are the dimensions decreasing, is the patient feeling better, is there less "non-healthy... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple Treatment: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote he... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Best way to go: The gauze is stuck because some of the blood and fluid from the cut edge dried and has stuck. Soaking the gauze really well will help a bit but for be... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Atacand (candesartan) as treatment: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscles lining the blood vessels in response to temperature extremes. Atacand (candesartan) and similar medi... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
symptomatic sunburn: Sunburn is caused by radiation injuring the skin which causes inflammation. The blisters are actually fluid leaking from injured tissues that stay ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Fast Healing: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Whats the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Many causes: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Anti healing meds: Arthritis medicines work by reducing inflammation. While in arthritis, this is beneficial, if you are trying to steal something, then this is count... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
simple treatment: Hemorrhoids are simply veins in the anal canal that like all domains, carried the use blood away from the area. They bulge with straining at the bm,... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple veins: Hemorrhoids are simply veins that are below the lining of the anus. Like all veins they carry the “used” blood from the area back to the heart to be... Read More
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A 19-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 18-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
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Minimal association: Lymphedema is when there is compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely c... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple anatomy: 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
fingernails only ?: Raynauds is due to the effect of temperature on the muscular lining of our extremities causing spasm. Fingernails are simply a protective covering of ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
radiation injury: A sunburn is due to radiation from the sun causing damage to the superficial layers of the skin. Too much radiation can damage the underlying layers... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Inflammation heals: 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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
extremity disease: Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the blood vessel muscular layer due to temperature extremes. It most commonly affects the feet and hands. I am ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Whats the cause ??: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Interesting Disease: The easy answer is to avoid temperature extremes. Since the disease is due to a spastic response of the blood vessels to temperature, medications th... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Should Rarely happe: The treatment of venous ulcers is graded multilayer compression. Old-fashioned remedies like unna's boots, are not useful based on current scienti... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Many, Many options: Lymphedema occurs whith compromise of the lymphatic circulation. Lymphatics carry things too thick to be safely carried in arteries and veins like bac... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Can be: Lymphedema is when there is compromise of the lymphatic circulation. This third circulation (arteries, veins) carries things too thick to be safely ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Bite cz Inflammation: 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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause ??: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... 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
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... 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
Some residual: 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 female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Not possible: "scabs" are composed of fibrin, platelets and red blood cells that are dead and dried. It cannot get infected. Remember that an important part of he... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. D... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
A whole lot !: 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Air is bad : Gotta disagree with prior answer. If you remember that wounds heal by growing healthy moist tissue in from the bottom or by the elastic sides pulling... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Many symptoms: What you are describing seems to involve a lot of different things. There is no rule that says you can only have one disease at a time. Low back and "... Read More
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A 28-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 and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Expertise needed: You need to see a real, full time wound care doc. Infection for so long is absolutely unlikely as infections do not smolder like this. You most likely... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
different area: An ECG ( electro cardio gram) is used to divide await the electrical impulses that affect the heart. Peripheral arterial disease is detected by fee... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Cause and effect: 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
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Appendicitis: The appendix is a small tubular extension off the big intestines in the lower right of your belly. If something gets caught in it and blocks it off... Read More
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A 29-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 32-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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... 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
No set time to heal: The good news is that wounds start healing as soon as they are created. The timing to heal is dependent on many factors including location of the w... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
SImple Care: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasi... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Get Seen: 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 18-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/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" th... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 38 years experience
Depends on cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things in... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Testimonials
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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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