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. We have vascular and podiatry physicians who see some of our patients who require a specialist. We also have vascular and podiatric doctors who are available to see patients when they require a specialist.
Dr. Laura Kissell, MD, FACS, is a board certified vascular surgeon. She and her new partner Dr. Katie Davis, MD, arriving in August 2014, specialize in arterial and venous wounds. Our two podiatrists, Dr. Judd Davis and Dr. George M. Connor have skills in treating lower leg and foot wounds. We also provide wound vacuum care for post-surgical wounds, and with Dr. Judd Davis a special treatment technique, called, “Total Contact Casting”, which is used to provide quicker healing for diabetic foot wounds.
Penrose-St. Francis Wound Care Clinic
2222 N. Nevada Ave.
2nd Floor near the Blood Bank
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
For more information, call 719-776-6384. Our fax number is 719-776-6030
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 719-776-6384.