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The Wound Care Center takes a multi-disciplinary approach to wound care. That means specialists from various disciplines work together as a team to provide specialized, comprehensive care for chronic wounds. The team develops a care plan including treatment, education, and prevention.
The Wound Care team is compromised of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and patient care assistants, many of whom hold one or more specialty certifications in wound care, ostomy care, and hyperbaric medicine.
Depending on your unique needs, the care plan may draw from a broad base of specialties including:
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Laboratory services
- Nutrition management
- Pain management
- Diabetes education
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Radiology services
- Infectious disease
- Home Health Services
- Social services
On your initial visit, the staff will review your medical history, discuss your diagnosis, and order any necessary blood work or other tests to gather information about your wound. Please bring along a list of your medications, allergies and questions.
Based on the first consultation, the team will develop a care plan customized to your individual needs. Because the treatment program is so specialized, your participation is vital. We ask that you keep all scheduled appointments, follow directions carefully, and keep track of your progress between visits. Our staff will update your doctor on your treatment plan and on the progress toward reaching your ultimate goal and ours: healing.
The most common type of wounds treated in our Wound Center are conditions related to:
- Diabetes and neuropathy
- Disease of the arteries and veins
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Pressure injuries
In addition, a certified ostomy nurse is available to assist ostomates by providing education and assistance with pouching, peristomal skin conditions, and obtaining ostomy supplies.
The Wound Care Center is located on the first floor of Bridwell Tower and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
We encourage a physician referral from your primary care physician, but it is not required to start treatment at the Wound Care Center. Please contact us for your first appointment. You may contact a member of our team by calling (940) 764-6074.