The Wound Care department at Providence St. Mary Medical Center provides state-of-the-art, high-quality and cost-effective care of acute and chronic wounds for patients age 13 and above.
You may qualify for care at our Wound care if you have a wound that is not showing signs of healing after two weeks. We also see patients with complicated surgical or traumatic wounds.
Wound care is provided on a physician referral basis. Your physician will be asked to supply information about your wound, medication, recent lab results and other pertinent information. We can schedule an appointment for you after we receive this information. We will regularly update your physician on your progress.
Our wound care services include:
- Extensive testing to determine underlying factors causing delayed wound healing (and working closely with your physician to treat those underlying conditions)
- Doppler studies to assess vascular disease, potential for healing and need for surgical intervention
- Wound management plans that include a team of experts with specialized skills and insights from a variety of disciplines
- Lower Extremity Amputation Prevention (LEAP) program, provided to all patients with diabetes which includes a sensory-motor assessment, focuses on early intervention and education in an effort to prevent infection and eventual amputation
- Compression therapy for people with venous ulcers and lymphedema
- Nutritional counseling for patients, their families and caregivers
Wounds can be demanding, time consuming and costly to manage. The trend in early discharge of patients means we need a way to continue wound assessment and management.
Our team of trained providers, nurses and technicians is dedicated to the management of chronic, non-healing wounds, including:
- Arterial, venous and diabetic wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Hard-to-heal surgical or traumatic injuries
At your first appointment, our team will:
- Review your medications, including over-the-counter and supplements
- Discuss any prior visits you have had with specialists, other treatments and diagnostic studies
- Create a comprehensive treatment plan based on your needs; this will include regular follow up with our provider to evaluate your progress and make treatment changes, if necessary