Our staff have special training in the care of skin diseases, skin wounds, burns, and ostomy problems. We have a combined experience of over 80 years in wound care! Many patients can be treated by the nurses with a physician's order. Physicians will see some of our new patients who require a specialist. These physicians are: Dr. Judd Davis, podiatrist with special interests and skills in treating lower leg and foot wounds, and Dr. Mona Rane, plastic surgeon with special interest in wounds and skin grafting. A special treatment technique, Total Contact Casting, is used to provide quicker healing for diabetic foot wounds.
We are located at Penrose Community Urgent Care, 3205 North Academy at Village Road. Walk in the Urgent Care entrance, then follow the Wound Clinic signs along the hall to the clinic. For more information, call 719-776-3050. Our fax number is 719-776-3030
Hours of Operation
Clinic hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Frequency of appointments is determined once we see your wound. Follow up appointments will be scheduled at each visit if needed. Cancellations by patients reduce the healing quality of wounds. Every effort should be made to reschedule the visit promptly.
Conditions We Treat
- Chronic cellulitis and/or skin ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers including
- Charcot's foot
- Epidermolysis Bullosa
- Herpes (i.e., shingles)
- Injection injuries
- Minor infections (i.e., dog bite, cat bite, snake bite, etc.)
- Pilonidal Cyst
- Pressure ulcers
- 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)
- 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 from your insurance company is usually 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. Please pre register by calling 776-8010 before your appointment time. Co-pays are due at the time of service.
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 (if needed for home dressing changes) at the Penrose Professional Pharmacy, 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).
If you have questions or want more information, call 719-776-3050.