January Physician Focus: Wound Care

While the human body has a natural and wonderful ability to heal from  wounds or injuries, an estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic or non-healing wounds. Many of those are patients with diabetes, injuries from radiation, venous disease, and spinal cord injuries, and in many cases these patients require specialized care.

The January edition of the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Physician Focus television program takes an inside look at this specialized care with health care professionals from The Wound Care Center at Harrington, part of Harrington HealthCare System, headquartered in Southbridge, Massachusetts.

Guests for the show are Evan Provisor, M.D. (photo, center), Medical Director of The Wound Care Center, and Susan Proulx, B.S.N., R.N. (right), Program Director.  Led in discussion by primary care physician Bruce Karlin, M.D. (left), Dr. Provisor and Nurse Proulx describe the varied conditions that can lead to chronic wounds, how healing is measured, state-of-the-art treatments, and how a wound care center offers a comprehensive approach to the care of chronic wounds.

Physician Focus, entering its eighth year of health care programming in 2012, is available for viewing on public access television stations throughout Massachusetts. To view online, visit www.physicianfocus.org. Physician Focus is also available on iTunes at www.massmed.org/itunes.

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