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Wound Care

What is Wound Care?

Wound care involves every stage of wound management. This includes diagnosing wound type, considering factors that affect wound healing, and the proper treatments for wound management.

Why would I need to see a Wound Care Specialist?

In general, if your wound has not started to heal after 2 weeks, or has not healed completely within 6 weeks, then you should consider visiting a wound care specialist.

Conditions that may make it harder for your wound to heal:

  • Diabetes

  • Congestive Heart Failure

  • Vascular Disease

  • Incontinence

  • Severe Obesity

  • Renal Failure

  • Nerve Damage

Certain lifestyle issues may also prevent wound healing. For instance, a poor diet, excessive alcohol intake, smoking, and being inactive may also impede your recovery from a wound.

Dr. Heather Osterbrink, MD, FACS, CWSP
Gina Latham, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CWCN-AP

(641) 782-3887

Specialty Clinic
Medical Arts Plaza- 1st Floor

Wound care at Greater Regional

. Our professionals play an important role in wound care by expediting healing, restoring normal function, and educating the patient and families on wound prevention.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) available at Greater Regional Health.


As a surgeon, it is my goal to provide exceptional care to each of my patients. I do my best to assist patients in creating a treatment plan that will meet and hopefully exceed their goals.

Heather Osterbrink, MD, FACS, CWSP

My philosophy is to partner with my patients on their journey so that we can help achieve their best life.

Gina Latham, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CWCN-AP