Wound Care

Wound Care made personal

Time heals all things – but when it doesn’t, a wound care specialist can help

Most cuts, scrapes and other wounds are minor and can be treated at home. However, you may need a wound care specialist if you have troubling symptoms or if health conditions or lifestyle factors affect how effectively your body heals. “Diabetes and vascular disease are well-known conditions that negatively influence wound healing,” said Beth Grimes, ARNP, WCC, Family Nurse Practitioner. “Factors such as immune system issues, malnutrition and smoking play a pivotal role, as well.”

When to seek care

See your provider if you have a chronic health condition, your wound is getting larger or you notice any of these symptoms in or near the wound: increased drainage, redness, swelling, warmth, worsening pain

Customized Wound Treatment

Faster healing and fewer complications are excellent reasons to see a wound care specialist. These experts provide specialized treatment and teach you how to care for your wound and avoid another one. “We tailor wound care to the patient and their lifestyle,” Grimes said. “I work closely alongside patients and their providers to identify barriers to healing and determine a treatment plan. We can also work with your insurance to obtain supplies that otherwise would be an out-of-pocket expense.”

Wound Care Services:

  • Wound Care Consultation/Evaluation and Management
  • Wound Debridement
  • Specialty Dressings and Wraps
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
  • Fitting and Application of Pressure/Offloading Devices
  • Antibiotic Therapy
  • Routine Dressing Changes
  • Compression Therapy
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Nutritional Assessment and Education

Types of Wounds

  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Arterial and Venous Ulcers
  • Neuropathic Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Chronic and Non-Healing Wounds
  • Burns
  • Peristomal Skin Irritation