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Many people suffer from chronic wounds that can cause a variety of issues and affect their quality of life.
At the Center for Wound Care, we treat the whole person, not just the wound. Our team of compassionate, wound-certified nurses and physicians offers the latest, innovative wound care therapies. They work with our patients' primary care and sub-specialist doctors to address any underlying medical conditions that may be contributing to the wound.
Several factors can affect how quickly a wound heals. Diabetes, weight gain, heart disease, poor circulation, autoimmune reasons and medications are just a few reasons a wound can be slow to heal. And when a wound is not healing, it can become infected.
When to Contact Your Physician
Contact your physician if:
- Your wound is getting larger or deeper
- You notice increased pain or drainage color
- The skin around your wound is red, warm or swollen
- You develop fever or chills
- Your wound does not begin to show sign of healing within 2-4 weeks
Oftentimes, people with diabetes may develop wounds that are slow to heal or that never heal. But a person who manages his/her diabetes well, can greatly reduce the risk of developing a serious infection and other complications.
About the Center for Wound Care
We are dedicated to diagnosing, treating and providing wide-ranging care designed to treat hard to heal wounds and prevent recurrence. Our collaborative approach to wound care allows us to address all issues and determine the best possible plan of care for every patient.
These are the forms you will need for your appointment at the Center for Wound Care: