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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?

Our Providers

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

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.

Wound care at Greater Regional

Contact Us

Specialty Clinic

Second Floor Medical Arts Plaza

1700 W. Townline St

Creston, IA 50801

Hours

Monday-Friday

8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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.

Meet Our Providers

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Heather Osterbrink
MD, FACS, CWSP

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.

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

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