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.