With the help of advanced technologies and interventions, wound care physicians at Providence are dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds.
Wounds that do not heal quickly or appropriately often indicate more serious underlying medical issues such as diabetes, heart conditions or vascular problems. The wound care physicians at Providence specialize in finding those underlying causes that keep chronic wounds from healing.
Our wound care professionals work with the patient, their family, caregivers and their personal physicians to coordinate care and develop an appropriate treatment program. Using this multidisciplinary approach, they are able to provide treatment and education to heal wounds and prevent them from recurring.
Our commitment to the care and treatment of wounds includes:
- Full diagnostic wound evaluation
- Individualized care plans
- Communication with referring physicians and primary care physicians to insure continuity of care
- Evidence-based practice, validated by research
- Referral to other medical, surgical or rehabilitation services as needed
Some of the chronic wounds treated by wound care specialists include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Ulcers secondary to immunologic disorders, including vasculitis, rheumatologic disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.
- Pressure ulcers
- Soft-tissue infections
- Post-acute burns
- Surgical wounds