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 we can help. With advanced treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), debridement, negative pressure therapies, bio-engineered tissues and bio-synthetics, plus dressing selection, special wound care shoes, and patient education, people with non-healing and chronic wounds now have a place to turn.

Schedule an Appointment

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Northwest Wound Care at 806-351-4152. To find a wound care specialist, contact our free physician referral service at 800-887-1114 or search online.

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Our 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 and Hyperbaric Medical Society. This accreditation indicates the highest industry standards and best practices in hyperbaric treatment.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

HBOT increases the amount of oxygen to wounds, enabling them to heal from the inside. It is used for wounds that have not responded to traditional treatments, such as diabetic foot ulcers, radiation injuries to tissue and bone and some types of vascular disorders resulting in poor blood circulation. Patients receiving treatments watch television while relaxing on a bed encased in a large see-through plastic shell, as they are surrounded by 100 percent oxygen at higher-than-normal atmospheric pressure.

Under hyperbaric conditions, oxygen molecules in the patient's red blood cells become reduced in size to more easily dissolve into the liquid portion of the blood and be transported throughout the body to speed healing. During this non-invasive procedure, the only sensation patients may experience is a slight pressure in the ears, as on an airplane, when the pressure changes. 

Treatments are typically covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most insurance plans. Northwest Wound Care also welcomes self-referrals.

Diabetes Education

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.

Learn more and register

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

Our staff includes:

  • Medical Director — Amanda Hartman, MD
  • Director — Ashleigh Archer
  • Clinic Nurse Manager —  Shauna Webster
  • Wound Care Consultant — Karen Lermon
  • Inpatient Wound Care Program — Christy Hernandez, FNP

About Healogics

Through a partnership with Healogics, Northwest Texas Healthcare System is able to offer a comprehensive center providing 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. Of special importance to our hospital, Healogics Centers traditionally achieve excellent clinical outcomes, including high limb salvage rates, a 91 percent healing rate within 30 median days-to-heal, and extremely high patient satisfaction.

Northwest Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

1200 Wallace Blvd.
Amarillo, TX 79106
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 806-351-4152.