Meet Dr. Chowdhry, a Burn Surgeon in Atlanta

Name: Tayseer H. Chowdhry, M.D. Title: Burn Surgeon Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Where were you born? Brooklyn, New York  Where did you grow up? Columbia, Maryland   Tell us about your family.   “My wife is a marketing major with aspirations to pursue further education in interior design once our two children are a little older and in school. My father is a […]
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Meet Dr. Lim, a Reconstructive Surgeon in Miami

Name: Rizal Lim Title/Position: Reconstructive Surgeon Location: Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America | Miami, Florida Where were you born? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia  Where did you grow up? New York and Ohio  Tell us about your family.  “My father is a surgeon, and my mother is a dentist, which puts a lot of pressure on me. […]
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Meet Dr. Palacios, a Burn and Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon in Mississippi

Name:  Hugo Palacios, M.D. Title, Position:  Burn and plastic reconstructive surgery, hand surgery Location:  JMS Burn and Reconstructive Center  |  Jackson, Mississippi  Where were you born? San Juan, Puerto Rico  Tell us about your family. “I am the youngest of three brothers, who live in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, with my parents.  Currently, they all work together in our different restaurant businesses.”    What […]
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Celebrate good times safely this New Year’s Eve by being proactive in burn prevention.

Though countries around the world celebrate the new year with gatherings and public performances, if fire and pyrotechnics are not handled properly, a night of festivities can result in serious injuries. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, believes using sound judgment and a pinch of precaution when around open flames or fireworks can help people stay safe while having fun.  “A little bit of precaution […]
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Tis the season to be jolly…and safe. 

Though candles and decorative lights are essential to many holiday festivities, Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America and the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital, wants to remind everyone that those open flames and decorations can also be dangerous. No matter what holiday you’re celebrating this December, she said, remember to unplug the decorations and blow out the candles before leaving the house or going […]
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2020 Shop with a Doc event celebrates young burn patients, honors legacy of Dr. Fred Mullins

Shop with a Doc, the annual holiday celebration of some of the youngest burn patients treated at the JMS Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, may  have looked a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of holiday cheer. The event, sponsored by the Burn Foundation of America, brought […]
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Meet Dr. Neha Amin, a Burn Surgeon in Georgia

BRCA Location: JMS Burn Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA Where were you born and grow up? “I was born and raised in New Jersey. I am a Jersey girl, through and through.” Family: “Most of my family is still back in New Jersey. But I have an amazing support system here with […]
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Dr. Fred Mullins honored at Mississippi Ceremony

Dr. Fred Mullins’s contributions to healthcare in Mississippi were recently honored during a special ceremony at Merit Health Central in Jackson, MS. During the Oct. 8 ceremony, Mississippi State Rep. John W. Hines, Sr., praised Dr. Mullins, the late CEO of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. He credited Dr. Mullins with bringing burn care […]
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Newest burn center in Texas cuts ribbon in San Antonio 

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio, TX, celebrated the South Texas burn center with a recent ribbon cutting ceremony.  “We’ve been thrilled with the public response and the patients we’ve been able to help in San Antonio and the surrounding areas since opening our doors,” said Dr. Chandra Ellis, the medical director […]
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BRCA publishes inaugural national edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

As part of our efforts to help improve burn care through education, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America publishes Burn Care Commentary. A staple of the Southeast medical community for more than 20 years, the inaugural national edition focuses on general burn care, tells the story of one of our patients, and touches on other topics […]
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After propane explosion, man thanks Colorado doctors for his recovery

Fred Phillips suffered third-degree burns on 50% of his body and the loss of his partner of 25 years, Electra Churchill, when an unknown propane leak ignited. On Oct. 11, 2019, the pair were turning on the projector in their Colorado guest house when the room exploded. Phillips made it out, but Electra did not. […]
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Woman In Houseboat Explosion Thanks Doctors Who “Never Gave Up”

Amy Bellum is taking life one step at a time after a deadly houseboat explosion shattered her leg and ankle. After an accident that killed her friend and injured four others, Amy was left with significant burns and more than 30 fractures. She embarked on a health journey that would take years of reconstruction and […]
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Motorcyclist Thankful For Surgeons, Staff Who Saved His Leg

For Randy Kluber, Thanksgiving was truly a day worth being thankful for after a motorcycle accident almost took his leg. Driving home from the holiday dinner in 2017, Randy was hit by a car, resulting in a severely broken leg and a large open wound. He was prepared for the worst, but Drs. Benson Pulikkottil […]
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