Dealing With Problem Wounds
At any given time almost six million Americans suffer from problem wounds.
There are many types of wounds. Some are associated with complications
from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include
pressure sores and traumatic wounds. At our Wound Care Centers, the staff
utilizes the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current
in new scientific advances in wound care, including the use of the Center’s
hyperbaric chamber, which can be used to treat such wounds as diabetic
extremity wounds, radiation tissue damage and crush injuries.
Take a virtual tour of our Brunswick Campus Wound Care Center.
Golden Isles Health TV Segment
Eric Segerberg, M.D., Meredith Reilly and Ashley Holland, R.N., discuss the Health System's
Wound Care Center on a featured Golden Isles Health TV segment. Learn
about the Wound Care Center, the types of patients they treat and the
underlying health conditions that may prevent wounds from healing.
A Team Of Wound Care Specialists
Our Wound Care Centers are operated by the Health System in conjunction
with Healogics, Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced
wound care services. The Centers’ services are designed to complement
your physician’s services and the staff is committed to the treatment
of problem wounds. Their staff are made up of a team of professionals
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health
Your Wound Treatment Program
You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type
of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After
this, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated
based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
- Diabetic education
- Hyperbaric Chamber treatment
- Infectious disease management
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Radiology Services
- Vascular evaluation
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit one of our Wound
Care Centers on a regular basis for your wound care. You will be instructed
on how to administer your own wound care at home between visits, as well
as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most
important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following
directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
For more information please contact a member of our staff at:
Brunswick Campus: 912-466-5350
Camden Campus: 912-540-6802
Healthy Partners Articles
Back on His Feet
Healthy Partners, Fall 2021
Charles Lang, a retired welder, was helping a friend with a shop project
last fall when a piece of the metal he was heating with a torch fell inside
his work boot. “Before I could get my boot off, it had pretty well
cooked my right ankle,” Mr. Lang recalls. The burn became a deep
sore, causing Mr. Lang’s leg to become swollen and painful.
Healthy Partners, Summer 2020
A slow-healing wound is nothing to ignore. The longer it goes untreated,
the greater your risk of a serious infection, amputation and/or complications.
That’s why if you have a chronic wound, you should consult the wound
care experts at the new Wound Care Center on our Camden Campus.
Do Something Great For Your Health
Healthy Partners, Summer 2018
Want to learn more about wound care at the Health System? Read our featured
article in the Summer 2018 issue of Healthy Partners!
Don't Wait for Wound Care
Healthy Partners, Winter 2017
When it comes to wound care, patience may not be a virtue! Read our featured
article in the Winter 2017 issue of Healthy Partners!