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If you are being treated BY A PODIATRIST WHERE THE WOUND HAS NOT HEALED WITHIN 30 DAYS, we can help.

Woundtech provides the highest level and most cost-effective managed wound care, wherever the patient may be.

Working with a Primary Care Physicians (PCP) - Woundtech provides continuous communication to free up the PCP and office staff from managing wound care, coordinate all diagnostics, DME, and Home Care when needed through the PCP.

80% of patients with Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT e.g.: VAC) have it removed when they enter the Woundtech program.

The MANAGEMENT TEAM, consisting of MDs, is headed by:

 Jeffrey Galitz, MD, DPM, FACFAS, DABPS CEO/Chief Medical Officer

http://www.woundtech.net

 

  • Comments (1)
  • First of all PM news is a comprehensive resourse for all and some positive ads are present. I am so appreciative to PM news for their publications.

    If a wound is treated by any specialist and that wound does not heal then making a referral to an MD or even another podiatrist just might benefit a patient.

    One example of a referral to an MD. If a wound is taking a long time to heel a podiatrist can take a punch biopsy of that wound and send that specimen to an MD that is a dermatopathologist to determine if there is any underlying malignancy, etc....

     

    Podiatrists have a limited license and cannot treat causes of wounds that are out of scope. Wound care is a team approach. Podiatrists I believe are part of that team. Mds can refer to podiatrists and podiatrists can refer to MDs. If a patient saw a podiatrist with an MD license they would be treated by a foot specialist with the ability to treat currenly "out of scope problems" that might be contributing to such foot wounds. A podiatrist with an MD license just become more common in the future. Patients would have one visit and have the benefit
    of seeing both an MD and a DPM. Lastly parity would exist for all podiatrists that get MD licenses. If there is an MD DPM school, this just might become the future training model to better benefit patients.