Specialties

  • Wound Clinic

  • At the Penrose-St. Francis Wound Care Clinic in Colorado Springs, our team of wound care experts has advanced training and experience in addressing all types of wounds that have resisted healing for months, or even years. We provide leading-edge wound diagnostic and treatment methods to manage even the most complex wounds.

    Because each wound is unique, our specialists perform thorough evaluations to determine the underlying causes of resistance to healing, and tailor an individualized treatment plan. Patients are considered part of the wound care team committed to managing their condition. Working together, we strive to manage pain, reduce the risk of serious complications and help to accelerate healing.

    Our staff has special training in the care of skin diseases, skin wounds, limited burns, venous stasis ulcers, arterial insufficiency wounds, diabetic foot ulcers, and ostomy concerns.  We have a combined experience of over 80 years in wound care. Many patients can be treated by our nurses with a physician's order. Or, patients may be seen  by our vascular and podiatry physicians.


    Conditions We Treat 

    • Chronic cellulitis and/or skin ulcers
    • Diabetic ulcers including Charcot's foot
    • Epidermolysis Bullosa
    • Frostbite
    • Herpes (i.e., shingles)
    • Injection injuries
    • Lymphedema
    • Minor infections (i.e., dog bite, cat bite, snake bite, etc.)
    • Ostomies
    • Pemphigus
    • Pilonidal Cyst
    • Pressure ulcers
    • Pyoderma
    • Gangrenosum
    • Radiation skin disorder
    • Scleroderma ulcerations
    • Skin breakdown around tubes and stomas
    • Skin grafts
    • Steroid skin
    • Surgical wounds that have not healed
    • TENS (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome)
    • Venous or arterial insufficiency ulcers
    • Necrotizing Fascitis (NF)
    • Paronychia
    • VAC (Vacuum Assisted Wound Closure)
    • Wounds from trauma



    How do I make an appointment? 
    Appointments can be scheduled if you have a referral from a physician. If you have insurance, an authorization will be required. No authorization is needed if you have Medicare or Secure Horizons. Once we have a physician's order and insurance authorization, we will call you to schedule an appointment. Co-pays are due at the time of service. To make an appointment, call 719-776-6384.

    What happens when I come to the Clinic? 
    We will ask about your health history, so please bring a list of your medications, allergies and surgeries. A registered nurse will examine your wound and along with your doctor, decide what is the best treatment. A treatment will be provided on your first visit. Depending on the type of wound, how often you have to return will be decided at that time. The registered nurses will teach you how to take care of your wound until the next time you come and will discuss what to do to heal your wound quickly and ways to prevent future wounds. You will be able to get dressings at Centura Health Pharmacy at Penrose Hospital, or the staff can assist you with information on ordering from your insurance company's approved dressing supplier. 

    Will it hurt? 
    We put on medicine to numb the wound and skin around the wound while we are working on your wound. If you normally take pain medicine for wound pain, do so before you come to the Wound Clinic. Be careful that you do not drive as the medicine can make you sleepy. Please ask someone to drive you instead.

    What is your success rate? 
    Comparing our healing information from the last 12 month's with data from 260 other Wound Centers, our wounds heal faster than the national average (45 days vs. 64 days, nationally).

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