Wound Healing Center Raises Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Bronson Battle Creek Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine is participating in the Healogics National Diabetes Campaign from October 27 to October 31. One of nearly 600 Healogics managed centers; Bronson Battle Creek offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds like diabetic foot ulcers. Program directors across the nation will dedicate this week to visiting local physician offices to provide education to help staff identify diabetic patients with or at risk of having ulcers of the lower extremity.
There are approximately 29 million people living with diabetes in the United States. Of those, about 15 percent will develop an ulcer of the lower extremity. Left untreated, these ulcers can impair quality of life and may lead to amputation. Early detection and intervention can help to mitigate the possibility of limb loss.
“Diabetics represent approximately 60 percent of non-traumatic lower limb amputations among people 20 years and older,” said Kerri Murray, MD, FACS, medical director of Bronson Battle Creek Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine. “It is critical to our community that people understand the warning signs of a diabetic foot ulcer and receive appropriate care as soon as possible.”
The Bronson Battle Creek Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine team is committed to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. As chronic wounds are often associated with other underlying medical conditions, the center uniquely combines wound care with ongoing healthcare to meet each patient’s individual healthcare needs. The team consists of six medical providers, including Elizabeth Doorn, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Battle Creek’s only certified nurse practitioner for chronic wounds and stoma/ostomy care.
If you have a wound, you may benefit from a visit to the Bronson Battle Creek Wound Healing Center & Hyperbaric Medicine. To schedule an appointment, please call (269) 245-8560 or visit bronsonhealth.com/wound.