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TRINITY MEDICAL CENTER OPENS COMPREHENSIVE WOUND CARE CENTER
State of the Art Facility Provides Advanced Therapies to Treat Problem Wounds
BIRMINGHAM, AL --- Trinity Medical Center opened its Comprehensive Wound Care Center today. The Center specializes in the treatment of problem wounds, a growing issue spurred by the aging of America and the increase in diabetes. Approximately 18.5 million Americans have diabetes and of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from a problem wound.
Blaine Bishop, MD, will serve as the Medical Director of the program. Dr. Bishop will be assisted by a team of experienced wound care physicians, including surgeons Dr. Shields Frey, Dr. Timothy Bullock, Dr. Steven Smith & Dr. William Thompson III. Each physician will coordinate an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the patient’s referring physician.
“This is an important addition to our current programs and services offered at Trinity. Our entire multidisciplinary team of physicians and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care. We are excited to offer not only state-of-the art topical treatments, but also Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, arterial AND venous interventional procedures, as well as support from Infectious Disease and Endocrinology specialists,” says Dr. Bishop.
“Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds, and helping our patients to reclaim their quality of life,” explains Efram Peller, Program Director of the Trinity Comprehensive Wound Care Center. “The majority of the patients who are treated at the Center will not require Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy; however, those who do receive the treatment, have greater healing rates because the process delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the blood stream and the wound bed, which rapidly accelerates the healing process.”
For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The professional and caring staff at Trinity Medical Center and the Trinity Comprehensive Wound Care Center offer hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing.
The Trinity Comprehensive Wound Care Center is an out-patient, hospital-based program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care physician. For more information about the wound care program call 205-592-5172.