Three Important Things That Make Flint Wound Care Program Highly Successful

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The McLaren Wound Care Clinic specializes in treating acute and chronic hard-to-heal wounds with the expertise of four highly trained physicians who make all the difference in successful patient outcomes.

The clinic excels for three key reasons:

  • All patients are seen by a physician from the beginning to the end of the treatment process.
  • The experience and depth of knowledge of the physicians and surgeons who treat patients.
  • The availability of advanced, proven technology at the leading edge of the region.

Expertise and experience

The clinic is led by Mark Williams, DPM, board-certified in podiatric surgery and a fellow of the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons, who has been caring for patients at the clinic since 2003. The team also includes Michael Eigenberg, MD, FACS, general surgeon; Krysta Schroeder, DPM, CWSP, board-certified in wound management; and Jason Weslosky, DPM.

This team of specialized doctors and nurses is solely dedicated to treating wounds quickly and thoroughly, including many that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment.

‘Treatment they deserve'

The third thing that sets the program apart is that McLaren was the first area hospital to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) and the care team uses only proven, advanced treatment techniques.

“Patients often tolerate wounds because they are unaware of the resources available to them at a robust wound center such as ours,” said Dr. Williams. “Patients receive individualized, multidisciplinary care at the McLaren Flint Wound Center. It is magical to see the delight on a patient’s face when they realize that, here, they will get the quality treatment they deserve.”

The types of wounds treated is quite extensive, however, some of the most common include:

  • Vascular leg ulcers
  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical or traumatic wounds
  • Wounds that are caused by edema, cancer, radiation treatment burns, infections, and scleroderma

McLaren Flint’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Program has a long history of successfully treating patients with an extensive list of conditions as well. The treatment team often uses this type of therapy to heal:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Complications from radiation therapy
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Non-healing skin grafts or flaps
  • Crush injuries

Studies have shown that hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases an individual’s ability to heal wounds. The use of HBO, in combination with advanced wound care, has been proven to prevent amputations. It is a thoroughly tested, FDA-approved, completely safe and painless therapy that has helped thousands of patients heal faster and better than ever before.

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