LRMC’s Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is located in the former Wellman Center on the south end of the hospital campus, near Entrance A. The program specializes in the treatment of problem wounds that result from diabetes, venous insufficiency and trauma. The physicians at the wound center coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.
The LRMC Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician, serving as an adjunctive service for the referring physician. Open Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., the program operates by appointment and requires a referral from the primary care physician.
The wound center features state-of-the-art hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. HBOT quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream and assists in the healing process of wounds. It is also effective in fighting certain types of infections, stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation. HBOT is also used to treat crush injuries, osteomyelitis, skin grafts and flaps, brown recluse spider bites and diabetic wounds of the lower extremity.
If you have a wound that has not started to heal in two weeks or if it has not healed completely in one month, we can help. Our physicians and staff are trained in advanced wound care and hyperbaric treatment. To obtain a referral to schedule an appointment, please call 863-284-1700.