Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Wound Care

Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, managed by Healogics, Inc., provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. When wounds persist, a specialized approach is required for healing. 

That's where Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can help. With advanced treatments available, including debridement, dressing selection, special shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn. The program uses an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health. 

Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is accredited through the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society. This accreditation indicates the highest industry standards and best practices in hyperbaric treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is a sophisticated technology that accelerates the delivery of oxygen to the body’s tissue to promote healing. For certain wounds, hyperbaric oxygen treatment can significantly improve healing outcomes. Common conditions indicating hyperbaric oxygen therapy include:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Soft Tissue injury
  • Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

Chronic Wounds: A Growing Problem

It is estimated that 6.7 million people currently live with chronic wounds and that number is expected to grow at more than two percent for the next decade. The rising incidence is fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy. Untreated chronic wounds can lead to diminished quality of life and possibly amputation of the affected limb. Chronic wounds represent a cost of more than $50 billion to the healthcare system. More than 29 million people (9.5 percent of population) have diabetes in the United States (US) and almost two million of those people annually will develop a diabetic foot ulcer or other non-healing wound. Advanced wound care aims to prevent amputations and heal patients in a faster and more cost-effective way.

At Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, we follow treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound. We utilize the latest approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care.

Partnership With the Leading Wound Care Management Team Leads to Successful Healing

Through a partnership with Healogics, Northwest Texas Healthcare System is able to offer a comprehensive center offering specialized wound care. Healogics is the world’s largest wound care management company with nearly 800 hospital partners delivering excellent evidence-based care to patients with chronic wounds. Healogics has been the leader in wound care for nearly 20 years, offering the most advanced modalities such as adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Of special importance to our hospital, Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 91% healing rate within 30 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.

A Comprehensive Team of Wound Care Specialists

Our program is designed to complement your physicians' services and employs a team of professionals, including:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
  • Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records, and health insurance processing
  • A personalized wound treatment program

We look forward to serving you. Please contact a member of our staff with any other questions you may have regarding your therapy.

Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
1200 Wallace Blvd
806-351-4152
Hours: Monday — Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Staff

  • Medical Director — Dr. Amanda Hartman
  • Director — Ashleigh Archer
  • Clinic Nurse Manager —  Shauna Webster
  • Wound Care Consultant — Karen Lermon

Educational classes for people with diabetes

Since chronic wounds are often associated with diabetes, the Northwest Texas Healthcare Diabetes Center offers educational classes for people with diabetes on the second Tuesday of each month. Call 806-354-1701 to enroll.

To find a wound care specialist affiliated with Northwest Texas Healthcare System, contact our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service 800-887-1114.