Wound Healing Center
The TLRMC Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment of chronic wounds and non-responsive conditions, offering hospital-based outpatient wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy as well as disease management and diabetes care. In addition to tissue oxygenation, the center also employs the use of vascular studies, tissue culturing and pathology, revascularization, skin grafting and clinical or surgical debridement.
Conditions treated include:
- Diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- Pressure ulcers
- Soft tissue radiation injuries
- Necrotizing infections
- Compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days
We have all the latest techniques and technologies including hyperbaric oxygen chambers, yet the thing people seem to remember most is our genuine caring attitude. If your wound has been defying everything you've tried, call us or ask your doctor for a referral. You'll see what technology combined with old-fashioned care can do.
The center offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure as the patient watches television or talks with others while relaxing on a bed encased within a large see-through plastic shell. The only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as that felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed. This advanced therapy increases the amount of oxygen in the patient's blood and allows red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wound to heal it from the inside out.
Physicians, nurses and technicians at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center Wound Healing Center receive specialized training at the Healogics Training Center in Jacksonville, Florida and have the opportunity to attend research symposiums featuring noted experts. The TLRMC Wound Healing Center is staffed by Steven Thomas, MD, Gay Fulkerson, MD, Luke Fife, MD, and Jennifer Hughes, APRN.
Evidence-based and best practice driven treatments mean patients do not undergo any treatment or progress to a new level of treatment until the need is clearly indicated. Patients may self-refer; in most instances treatments are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans without requiring a referral.
Call (270) 259-1612 for more information.