Living a life in color: A survivor’s mental health journey and recovery.

At 36 years old, Kevin Photos was fighting a mental war. He had been struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts for a while, and things didn’t seem to be improving. In fact, it all seemed to be getting worse. And, on January 4, 2017, Kevin made the decision to end his life by carbon monoxide […]
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Winter Burn Safety

Preparation pays off. Heating accidents happen but, with a little extra caution, a safer winter can be possible. Beretta Craft-Coffman, PA-C, of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America says she sees burns every winter from some sort of heating equipment malfunction or misuse. She wants everyone to use extra caution this winter to stay safe indoors. “Even if you’ve […]
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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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Colorado Breast and Plastic Surgery offers breast reconstruction

For many breast cancer patients across the U.S., mastectomies are a scary and necessary part of the fight to beat cancer. Stressed and striving to come to terms with the changes to their bodies, many survivors don’t know what to do next or what reconstruction options are available to them.    That’s where Lily Daniali, M.D., can help.  “I take my time to listen to my patients, […]
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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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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center celebrates first anniversary

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas celebrated its first anniversary this October. Since opening in October 2019, BRCA at Sunrise has provided specialized burn, wound, and reconstructive care for patients of the Silver State and surrounding areas as part of the largest burn network in the […]
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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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Stokes-Hodges Kia of Augusta makes major mask donation to burn center

Stokes-Hodges Auto Group has redefined gracious giving by donating face shields to local healthcare workers at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America. Kia Motors of North America repurposed their factory in West Point, GA, to make face shields to help protect those on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. The face shields were given to […]
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