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Dr. Michael Miller

Wound care
Indianapolis, IN
36 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
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Wound care

Addiction Medicine

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

2.0K Answers
348 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Many reasons: 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Same name: 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
No need to: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
BAD IDEA!!: The real question is what not to do that slows healing. Avoid alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swoll... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Size not important: 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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Really bad idea: Your skin is injured from excess temperature. It has inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines car... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Natural 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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Rapid 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
ALmost all of them: 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Itching - healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body bringing healing factors to th... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Skin changes: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Friction and exposure to m... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
How severe?: Land rovers are fairly heavy vehicles and unfortunately, your foot was not made to endure trauma. It is likely that you have damage to the skin and s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simply monitoring: 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Everywhere: 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Really bad idea: The real question is what slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, epsom salts, bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple answer: 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
They react to all: 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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Basic 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Unknown but a 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Wrong Diagnosis: Cellulitis/blisters is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Better Ideas: 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Yes and also...: 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple 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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth deter... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Many, Many: 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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Simple Care: 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
As long as needed: 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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Overkill treatment: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing.Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( r... Read More

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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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