NMC Opens New Wound Care Cen­ter

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New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter is pleased to an­nounce the open­ing of a new cen­ter ded­i­cated to the heal­ing of pa­tient wounds that do not re­spond to con­ven­tional treat­ment.

“We are very ex­cited to of­fer this es­sen­tial ser­vice to our com­mu­nity,” says Michelle Green, Pro­gram Di­rec­tor. Ev­ery year, heal­ing-re­sis­tant wounds caused by di­a­betes, poor cir­cu­la­tion, or other health-re­lated dis­or­ders, keep three to five mil­lion Amer­i­cans from lead­ing a nor­mal life.

“We will be­gin see­ing pa­tients beginning the week of Septem­ber 14,” says Green. New­ton Wound Care Ad­van­tage is lo­cated on the sec­ond floor of the hospi­tal near the Phys­i­cal Ther­apy Depart­ment.

The new Cen­ter of­fers a mul­ti­dis­ci­plinary ap­proach to chronic wound is­sues with a spe­cially trained med­i­cal staff in­clud­ing gen­eral sur­geons, po­di­a­trist, in­ter­nal medicine spe­cial­ists and nurses. Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Carter Rogers, Med­i­cal Di­rec­tor for the Wound Care Cen­ter, “We will com­bine a per­son­al­ized med­i­cal and sur­gi­cal ap­proach with ad­vanced wound care tech­nol­ogy to en­sure the best out­come and sig­nif­i­cantly lower am­pu­ta­tion rates for our pa­tients.”

Hy­per­baric Oxy­gen Ther­apy (HBOT) will be a part of the ser­vices pro­vided at the Cen­ter. “The cham­bers are pri­vate, comfortable, and are equipped with a tele­vi­sion,” says Green. HBOT de­liv­ers 100% oxy­gen in a pres­sur­ized en­vi­ron­ment. The ther­apy works through­out your en­tire body as the in­creased level of oxy­gen en­ters the blood and body tis­sues.

“Our goal is to pro­vide the high­est qual­ity of care so that most pa­tients are com­pletely healed in just a few months,” notes Dr. Rogers. “With the wound care pro­gram we’ve es­tab­lished here, we can pro­vide greater heal­ing re­sults on an out­pa­tient ba­sis.”

Carter Rogers, M.D. is a Gen­eral, Vas­cu­lar, and Tho­racic Sur­geon on staff at New­ton Medi- cal Cen­ter. He re­ceived his Med­i­cal De­gree and com­pleted an In­tern­ship and Res­i­dency in Gen­eral Surgery at the Med­i­cal Col­lege of Ge­or­gia in Au­gusta. Dr. Rogers was a Re­search Fel­low in Ex­per­i­men­tal Medicine at the Red Cross Foun­da­tion in Bern, Switzer­land and earned a Fel­low­ship in Tho­racic Surgery at Henry Ford Hospi­tal in Detroit, Michi­gan. Dr. Rogers re­ceived spe­cial­ized train­ing in Vas­cu­lar Surgery at the Uni­ver­sity Sur­gi­cal As­so­ci­ates in Au­gusta. Dr. Rogers serves his coun­try in the United States Army Re­serve Med­i­cal Corps as a Lieu­tenant Colonel. He has com­pleted two tours of ac­tive duty dur­ing the war in Iraq. He has pub­lished pa­pers in pub­li­ca­tions such as Vas­cu­lar Ac­cess in Hemodial­y­sis – IV and the Jour­nal of Sur­gi­cal Re­search. Dr. Rogers is Board Cer­ti­fied by the Amer­i­can Board of Surgery.

For more in­for­ma­tion, please call: 770. 385. HEAL (4325).

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