About Northern Wound Care
Patients are referred by their primary care or other specialty physician.
The program operates by appointment. A state-of-the-art facility, the Center provides the most advanced therapies and the latest clinical modalities to treat problem wounds.
Incidences of problem wounds are on the rise due largely to an aging population and an increase in diabetes. For example, approximately 18.5 million Americans have diabetes and, of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound. For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem. Without proper treatment, these problem wounds can hamper physical activity, quality of life and, in some cases, be debilitating.
The Center employs the most technologically advanced wound care therapy. There are multiple diagnostic and treatment modalities depending on the situation. These include:
- Infectious Disease Management
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy,
- Laboratory Evaluation
- Nutritional Management
- Pain Management
- Diabetic Education
- Nuclear Medicine
- Pain from your wound
- Increase in drainage from your wound
- High blood sugar if you are diabetic
- Redness in the skin around your wound
- Bleeding from your wound
- Changes in your body temperature, blood pressure or mental orientation
- Need for dressing supplies
- Any new wounds you find on your body
- Any changes in your medications
- Difficulty in completing the prescribed dressing changes
- Any questions or concerns you have about your wound care!