Accurately diagnosing and treating patients who suffer from problem wounds
An estimated 6.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that may not heal after months or even years of traditional treatment. These wounds are often painful and disrupt a patient’s lifestyle.
The DCHS Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine is an outpatient service committed to accurately diagnosing and effectively treating patients who suffer from problem wounds. We provide diagnostic interventions to quickly identify the cause of the problem, and then offer individualized treatment plans following nationally accepted guidelines to effectively treat the healing dysfunction. We are staffed by a specially trained team of doctors, nurses and other health care workers who provide the most advanced techniques, products and services available to facilitate the wound healing process.
As part of our commitment to serving the needs of our community, we offer the area’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment center to assist in healing especially difficult wounds. Published medical and nursing evidence suggests that specialized centers for treating wounds improve outcomes by providing early and coordinated access to the full range of medical, surgical, and nursing interventions that may be required.
When to seek specialized wound care
- any wound that fails to heal within 30 days
- a history of non-healing surgical incisions
- any diabetic with an open sore on their foot
- any history of prior ulcerations
- severe pain associated with a wound
- any wound on chronically swollen legs
To contact the DCHS Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine, please call (906) 776-5960.