Meet Dr. Socas, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon in Brandon, FL

Name: Juan Socas, M.D. Title: Medical Director Location: Brandon, FL Where were you born? Buenos Aires, Argentina  Where did you grow up? Buenos Aires, Argentina  Tell us about your family. “I am married with two sons and two daughters.”  What are your hobbies? “I enjoy polo, golf, fishing, soccer, and rugby.”  Why did you choose BRCA? “I wanted the opportunity […]

Get Amped Up For Burn Awareness Week

Get amped up for Burn Awareness Week by helping Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America raise awareness for electrical safety. National Burn Awareness Week is observed the first full week of February and promotes safety education and burn prevention. This year, the American Burn Association (ABA) has dedicated the week to electrical safety from A […]

National Women Physician’s Day

Today, on National Women Physician’s Day, BRCA recognizes and celebrates Drs. Neha Amin, Lily Daniali, Chandra Ellis, and Kirsten Smith. To help celebrate these amazing women and their achievements, each was asked four questions about their experiences as a woman in medicine, and these are their personal and heartfelt answers. Dr. Neha Amin, burn surgeon […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]