Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center
Advanced Wound Care in North Central Arkansas
To learn more treatment options available at Baxter Regional Wound Healing
Center, a department of Baxter Regional Medical Center, call (870) 424-4935.
At Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center, we believe that no one should
have to live with an open sore. Our wound healing center is staffed with
an experienced team of providers and nurses dedicated to healing chronic
wounds through advanced wound-care technologies. We are experts at caring
for people whose open wounds have not responded to traditional treatment,
with the majority of wounds healed in 12-14 weeks.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
As part of Baxter Regional’s dedication to technology, the Wound
Healing Center now offers hyperbaric oxygen therapy to help improve healing.
During hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a patient spends up to two and half
hours in one of our four hyperbaric oxygen chambers receiving highly oxygenated
air. The chamber is pressurized with 100 percent oxygen, which is 20 to
30 times more oxygen than we normally breathe. This saturation of oxygen
in the body’s tissues promotes:
- New tissue development
- Increased white blood cell activity
- Reduced infection rates and edema
- The formation of new blood vessels to promote permanent healing.
Customized Treatment Plans
Every wound is the result of a complex and unique set of circumstances.
Other health problems often complicate wound care, such as post-surgical
infection, diabetes or traumatic injuries. Our physicians and staff have
expertise in treating patients with a wide variety of wounds and illnesses.
Whatever it takes, the Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center is equipped
to treat your wounds, with most treatments covered by Medicare and Medicaid,
HMOs, and other private insurance plans.
The physicians and staff at the Baxter Regional Wound Healing Center are
ready to work with your primary-care physician and other specialists to
develop the best course of treatment and get you on the road to recovery.
Our individualized treatment plans take into account all aspects of the
patient’s current health and medical history.
During wound treatment, you can expect:
- Our staff to help you understand the process of wound healing
- To be educated on what is happening every step of your treatment
- Your progress to be carefully documented as you move through the treatment process
- All the information and advice you need to continue care once your treatment
After your discharge, we will follow up with you and your physician to
ensure that your outcome was successful.
Physicians at the center include
Dr. Jacob Dickinson, Medical Director;
Dr. Jennifer Foster;
Dr. John Spore; Dr. Robert McCurdy, Isaac Gaston, APRN, and Lesli Vargas, APRN. Program
Director is Jamie Manes, BSN, RN.