Wound Care


Wound care physicians and providers are committed to the treatment of slow or non-healing wounds. These are not your typical wounds and require specialized treatment. When left untreated or neglected, these wounds can lead to chronic disease, infection, poor circulation or even amputation.

Watson Clinic is pleased to offer the expertise of four board-certified specialists who possess a wealth of experience in the field of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Family Medicine physician Dr. Jeremy M. Katzmann serves as the Medical Director of the Bartow Regional Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. Family Medicine specialist Dr. Benjamin Phen and Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Tri M. Pham see patients at this location as well.

Meanwhile, Family Medicine specialist Dr. Fernando Loret de Mola has been appointed as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at Lakeland Regional Health. Infectious Diseases specialist Dr. Tri M. Pham also works with Dr. Loret de Mola at this location.

All of these wound care experts frequently work in concert with additional Watson Clinic specialists from fields as diverse as podiatry, oncology-hematology, radiology, plastic & reconstructive surgery and infectious diseases.

Situations that may warrant the involvement of a wound care specialist include:

  • Foot ulcers resulting from diabetes
  • Ulcers or other wounds resulting from radiation therapy
  • Repeated infections of the bone
  • Collaborations with interventional radiologists during revascularization efforts

For certain types of wounds, oxygen therapy may prove essential in promoting healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) delivers 100 percent oxygen to the patient in a pressurized chamber.

Your physician will recommend the course of treatment best suited to your condition.

 

Wound Care Physicians:

 
Dr. Dr. 
jeremy Katzmann
Jeremy M. Katzmann, MD, FAAFP
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, BS, Zoology and Physiology
  • Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE, MD
  • Residency: North Colorado Family Medicine, Sunrise Community Health Center, Greeley, CO, Family Practice
  • Board-certified: Family Medicine
  • Fellow: American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Member: Medical Director, Bartow Regional Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine, 2015 Specialty Spokesperson, Department of Family Medicine, Florida Academy of Family Physicians, Polk County Medical Association, Board of Directors, Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Wyoming Medical Society

Dr. Fernando Loret de Mola
Fernando Loret de Mola, MD
  • Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, MS, MD
  • Residency: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, Family Practice
  • Board-certified: Family Medicine
  • Member: American Academy of Family Physicians, Medical Director, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Tri M. Pham
  • Medical School: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, MD
  • Internship & Residency: University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Pediatrics
  • Residency: Michigan State University/Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Fellowship: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, Infectious Diseases
  • Board-certified: Internal Medicine; Subspecialty Infectious Diseases Certification
  • Member: American College of Physicians, Florida Medical Association, Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Pediatrics, Polk County Medical Association

Dr. Benjamin Phen
Benjamin Phen, MD
  • Undergraduate Degree: Aisha Bawany Government College, Karachi, Pakistan, Pre-Med
  • Medical School: University of Karachi, Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, M.B.B.S. (MD)
  • Residency: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Board-certified: Family Medicine
  • Member: American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association

Locations

Bartow Regional Medical Center
2200 Osprey Blvd.
Bartow, FL 33831

Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center
1324 Lakeland Hills Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33805

Please call 863-680-7000 for additional information.