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Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center

Every wound has its unique set of circumstances. Our Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center is equipped and staffed to address them all, with most treatments covered by insurance. We are expert at caring for people whose open woundshave resisted traditional treatment with a success rate of healing 97% of all patients seen.

Specialists Working Together for You

Our center is staffed with a well-trained team of doctors, nurses and therapists all dedicated to healing chronic wounds. The cause of open woundsare complex and our group represents expertise in all of the major areas necessary to handle their carried circumstances and challenges. It could be as simple as changing a medication, or it could be more complex. We are committed to the highest standard of care and follow a strict method of care provided by Healogics, a nationally recognized wound healing company. Whatever it takes for healing to occur, we’re equipped and staffed to make it happen.

How to Start Healing

  1. Generally, the physician presently treating your wound will refer you to our Center. Or, you can make your appointment directly.

  2. When you call for your first appointment, we’ll ask you a few questions about your wound and heal in general.

  3. Before beginning treatment, our team of doctors, nurses and therapists will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history.

  4. Tests might be conduced to tell us more about your blood flow and tissue oxygenation as well as to determine if there is any infection present.

  5. Together with your physician, we will develop a treatment program based on our assessment of your special needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the center. Your progress is meticulously documented and adjusted as necessary.

  6. We are in constant communication with your doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you will return to your doctor for follow-up care. And of course, you’ll continue with your personal doctor for any related ailments like diabetes and hypertension.
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What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • A list of any medication you are currently taking as well as any allergies you are aware of

  • Medical records including X-rays if you have them

  • Insurance forms or cards
Your Role in Healing

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We will count on you to follow direction carefully and watch your progress closely. You will learn about caring for your wound at home including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We are here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.

Proven Success in a Caring Supportive Environment

Our results are impressive, with most chronic wounds improved within weeks.

New Wound Healing Options Available Here

At the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center, you will receive the right treatment to heal your wound. Your wound care physician my prescribe some of these therapies:

  • Debridement (removal of dead or damaged tissue)

  • Specially chosen dressings and wraps

  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (See below)

  • Bio-engineered tissue substitutes

  • Platelet growth technologies

What is Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy?

Breathing 100% oxygen at increased atmospheric pressure is a painless, proven way to help the body heal. Hyperbaric oxygen (HB0) chambers work by surrounding the patient with 100% oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure in sessions, or dives, that last 90-minutes to two hours. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood allowing red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wounds to heal them from the inside out.

Introduced in the mid 60’s, HBO chambers have evolved to treat patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, soft tissue injury from radiation therapy, compromised skin grafts and flaps and some wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days.

Weighing more than one ton each, the HBO chambers resemble a reclining bed encased in a clear acrylic shell nearly a yard in diameter. Patients can listen to music or watch movies on televisions mounted above the chamber while remaining in constant contact with those outside the chamber through an intercom and private handset. Usually, the only physical sensation resulting from the treatment is a slight pressure on the eardrum, such as typically felt when a plane lands, as the air in the chamber is compressed.

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2175 Rosaline Ave
Redding, CA 96001
(530) 225-6000