Wound ClinicWe’re here to help you, close to home!
phone -- 573.760.8396
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8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
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If you have a wound or sore that has not improved in 30 days, or has not healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about the Wound Center at Parkland Health Center. You do not need a referral from your doctor, although it is advisable.
Our Wound Clinic team consists of a physician/surgeon, nurse practitioner and nurses. We train frequently to keep up-to-date on the most recent developments in wound care so that our patients receive the most current treatments possible. Our staff is always available to answer our patients’ questions.
During your appointment, you will be taken to a private treatment room for assessment. On your first visit, you will be asked for a list of current medications and we will talk to you about your medical and surgical history. We measure, photograph and document the progress of your wound on each visit. You may need special tests such as arterial or venous ultrasound of the lower extremities. Blood tests also may be required. We will work closely with your primary care physician, providing updates regarding the progress of your wound.
Parkland Health Center’s Wound Clinic treats wounds and ulcers, including:
• Arterial and venous
• Diabetic foot
• Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
• Minor burns
• Traumatic injuries
• Post-surgical incision
• Radiation damage
• Skin tears and lacerations
Our staff identifies the causes of problems and develops individualized treatment plans that include:
• Infection control
• Patient and family education
• Vascular studies
• Skin grafting or skin substitutes
• Nutritional evaluation
• Blood work
• Wound debridement
• Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
• Placement of protective devices for offloading