Wound Healing Center
Sometimes, despite time and personal attention, a wound develops that is too big, too deep, too hard to heal without professional help. That's where Community Hospital's Wound Healing Center and Hyperbaric Medicine program comes in.
At the wound care clinic at Community Hospital, a physician assesses the wound, prepares a diagnostic evaluation, and works with a nurse case manager to create a comprehensive treatment plan. Most plans involve a series of visits in which the wound is cleaned to avoid infection, dead tissue is removed or debrided, and the wound is dressed. But many other measures can be and are taken to ensure that underlying causes are determined and addressed and healing is promoted.
Sometimes, what seems like the simplest wound, if left to heal on its own, becomes a complex wound because of underlying problems. Community Hospital's interdisciplinary team get to the root of it and resolve the problems so the wound can heal.
Learn more about Hyperbaric Medicine at Community Hospital.
The wound healing clinic at the hospital is staffed by physicians with diverse specialty areas that include:
- Dr. Richard Zug, Medical Director of the wound care program and general surgeon.
- Dr. Patrick Feehan, radiation oncology issues
- Dr. Michelle Horne, internist
- Dr. Edward Johnson, HBO and wound care specialist
- Dr. Len Popky, Emergency Department
- Dr. Matthew Romans, plastic surgery
- Dr. Jeremy Silk, plastic surgery
- Dr. Scott Smith, podiatrist, specializes in foot and leg wounds