Medical Team PHRC-PH

Your Medical Team
at Providence of Palos Heights


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Dr. Nelson McLemore, Physiatrist

Subacute Rehab

Dr. McLemore is Medical Director of our subacute program in Palos Heights. An assistant professor at Chicago’s Rush Medical College, he brings to the team a special interest in making sure patients understand the care they receive. With expertise in subacute rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic medicine (EMG), prosthetics, orthotics, brain injury, neuromuscular functions, spinal cord injury, stroke, and geriatrics, Dr. McLemore is a leader who puts the Providence program in a class by itself.

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Dr. George Shehata


Wound Care

Providence knows that older people are more susceptible to tissue wounds. Seniors are often less mobile (so circulation declines), and they may have other conditions (such as diabetes) that affect healing.

So we’ve developed a Wound Care program to proactively address the needs of aging adults. Dr. George Shehata directs the program. Wound Care at Providence of Palos Heights includes:

  • Negative pressure wound therapy (wound vac)
  • Lymphedema wraps
  • Specialty mattresses and cushions, and other pressure-relieving devices
  • Care for Stage I-IV wounds, diabetic wounds, arterial/venous ulcers, surgical wounds, new ostomies, and non-healing wounds

Dr. Shehata makes weekly rounds at Providence of Palos Heights and is available to our nursing staff 24/7. In addition, a specially trained wound care nurse is on duty 7 days a week.