Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas A Multidisciplinary Approach to Better Wound Care
Wounds that do not heal in a reasonable timeframe require a specialized approach to care and management. The Wound and Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas is designed to treat and manage such wounds.
We approach wound care with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who provide comprehensive wound assessments and education. By employing technological advances and treatments, the Wound and Hyperbaric Center concentrates on the cure and prevention of chronic, non-healing wounds such as diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, venous stasis ulcers and non-healing surgical wounds.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen treatments are beneficial for patients who have certain types of complicated or slow-healing wounds, such as diabetic foot olcers, bone infections, etc. The treatments work in conjunction with other treatments, such as antibiotics, to accelerate the healing process.
Patients in hyperbaric chambers breathe 100 percent oxygen under pressure for a limited period of time, generally two hours. This causes the patient’s blood oxygen level to rise dramatically, compared with its usual levels. As a result, sometimes a limb can be saved or a wound can heal faster. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available at Northwest Medical Center - Springdale.
The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas offers comprehensive ostomy care. An ostomy is a surgical opening in the body that is created for the discharge of body wastes, etc. We provide expert care and management for ostomy patients of all ages, including the after-effects of the following procedures:
Becoming a Wound Care Patient
- Suprapubic tube/catheter placement
Your primary care physician can refer you to the Wound and Hyperbaric Center of Northwest Arkansas or you can make your own appointment. Treatment is administered on an outpatient basis.
For more information about wound care, ask your physician or consult your local library. You may also access the online Health Library on our web site at www.northwesthealth.com
- Innovative wound care technologies
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Ostomy care
- Complete assessment of systemic and local factors affecting wound healing
- Identification of the underlying causes of poor wound healing
- Compression therapy for control of swelling
- Peripheral vascular testing to assess the presence of lower extremity artery disease
- Comprehensive management of all types of wounds and ulcers
Traci Ivey, MD
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of
Medicine Shreveport – Family Medicine
Residency: University of Texas at Houston – Family Medicine
Francis McEvoy, MD
Medical School: University of Kansas Medical Center – Family
Residency: Wesley Medical Center – Family Medicine