Chronic Wounds: Get Relief That Lasts
- Posted on: May 31 2019
Wounds that don’t show significant improvement in seven days may be chronic—and they need attention from an expert.
“The most common misconceptions I hear from patients are, ‘I can take care of my wound at home,’ and ‘It’ll heal on its own,’” says Jeromy Cronin, Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric at Summit Healthcare. “Effective wound care cannot be conducted at home. It takes a physician with expertise in the wound-healing process.”
Comprehensive Care for Complex Wounds
Heart disease, diabetes, and mobility issues are just a few of the health factors that can increase the risk of chronic wounds or affect how a wound heals. People with these health conditions may require sophisticated treatments, such as special dressings or hyperbaric oxygen therapy, in which exposure to high concentrations of oxygen speed wound healing.
The team of providers at Summit Healthcare’s Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center works with patients and their doctors to tailor the best treatment to patients’ needs.
“Some patients are a little unsure of what a wound care center can do for them,” Jeromy says. “I tell all patients I consult with that they’re welcome to tour the facility, meet the team, and understand what we do. We want our patients to feel comfortable because we know we can provide them with quality care.”
Learn more about the Summit Healthcare Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Appointments require a referral from your primary care provider. If you have questions about our services, call 928.537.6820.