Wound Care

Saint Mary's Center for Health
645 N. Arlington Ave., Suite 335
Reno, NV 89503
(775) 770-6230

Your Care Team

Our wound care team consists of multispecialty physicians, wound certified nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified medical assistants and certified hyperbaric technologists.

We Are Specialists in Wound Care

Every year between four and five million Americans suffer from chronic non-healing wounds. Many of these wounds are caused by diabetes, poor circulation and other conditions that can keep you from doing the things you enjoy. The Center is here to help heal your wound. Remember that you are an integral part of the wound healing process. By keeping your appointments and sticking to the program, we can all heal your wound together.

Do I Need the Center?

If you have a wound that has not significantly begun to heal within four weeks or completely within two months, contact your doctor and they can refer you to the Center. Types of wounds seen are frequently caused by:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Venous stasis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Ostomy

Before Your Visit

  • Call for an appointment. You may be asked a few questions about your wound and general health
  • Keep your appointment. Don't miss the first step toward healing your wound
  • We’re dedicated to helping you, but your cooperation is very important to us and to the healing process
  • Provide a list of any allergies and any medications you’re currently taking
  • Bring your medical records, insurance cards and forms
  • If you have diabetes, bring snack food and medication(s) with you
  • Your first visit will take a little longer than normal

What Course of Treatment Will I Go Through?

Your course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special non-invasive tests that give us information about blood and oxygen flow in the wound area. This will then help to determine what course of treatment you will need. Course of treatment may include:

  • Vascular testing
  • Surgical intervention
  • Diabetes education
  • Nutritional services
  • Education on wound prevention
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Protective footwear

How the Center Works with Your Doctor

During your treatment at the Center, your primary care physician remains an integral part of your overall treatment plan. We work with your physician just like any other medical specialist. We discuss your treatment plan and keep him or her updated on your progress. Remember, it is important that you see your physician for routine medical care.