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.
Why would I need to see a Wound Care Specialist?
Conditions that may make it harder for your wound to heal:
Congestive Heart Failure
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.
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. Learn more about HBOT here.
Gina Latham, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CWCN-AP
First Floor Medical Arts Plaza
1700 W. Townline St
Creston, IA 50801
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.