They say time heals all wounds.
But when it doesn't, Northwest can help.
Address: 6130 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 111, Tucson, AZ 85741
Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Northwest Medical Center's Wound Care Center
More than 3.5 million Americans suffer from wounds that do not heal after months, or even years, of traditional treatment. Chronic wounds are often painful and upsetting and, when associated with diabetes or poor circulation, they can be very difficult to heal.
It's important to diagnose chronic wounds early so they can be treated promptly. And that's exactly what the doctors and specialists at Northwest Medical Center's Wound Care Center are here to do. A specially trained team of doctors, nurses and technologists provide comprehensive, cost-effective wound care to patients with nonhealing wounds.
The Wound Care Center at Northwest Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to wound care to achieve the best possible outcomes. Our inpatient wound care team communicates and consults with multiple healthcare disciplines. Utilizing technological advances, the caring staff at the Wound Care Center isn't just focused on healing wounds, but healing people with wounds.
Medical direction is provided by Scott Bolhack, M.D., and Victoria Hensley, R.N. Dr. Bolhack, a certified wound specialist, has lectured locally and nationally on wound care issues. Hensley serves as the clinical director and is an advanced certified hyperbaric registered nurse and certified wound specialist.
The Wound Care Center is now taking patients with:
- arterial ulcers
- chronic venous stasis disease
- diabetic foot ulcers
- neuropathic ulcers
- radiation burns
- skin tears or lacerations
- soft tissue infection
- surgical wounds
- traumatic wounds
Our comprehensive services include:
- bio-engineered skin substitutes
- biological and bio-synthetics
- comprehensive wound assessment
- compression therapy
- excisional and selective debridement
- hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- intravenous infusion services
- negative pressure therapy
- skin perfusion pressure and pulse volume recording diagnostics
- transcutaneous oxygen measurement
- wound photography and electronic documentation
- wound care consultation by specially trained clinicians and staff
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
This therapy is often needed for patients with the following conditions:
- chronic refractory osteomyelitis unresponsive to conventional medical and surgical management
- difficult-to-heal diabetic wounds of the lower extremities
- preparation and preservation of compromised skin grafts (not for primary management of wounds)
- osteoradionecrosis as an adjunct to conventional treatment
For more information about Northwest Medical Center's Wound Care Center, call 520-469-8168.