State of the Art Facility Provides Advanced Therapies to Treat Problem Wounds
Atlantic General Hospital announced today the opening of its new Wound
Care Center.® Located at 10231 Old Ocean City Boulevard in the new
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, the program specializes in the
treatment of problem wounds, a growing concern spurred by an aging US
population and the increase in diabetes. Approximately 18.5 million American
have diabetes and, of that population, about 1.8 million will suffer from
a problem wound.
While these statistics are startling, in Worcester County and the surrounding
areas the prevalence of diabetes is nearly double the national average,
making wound care an especially crucial service to the local population.
The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center is an out-patient, hospital-based
program that works in conjunction with the patient’s primary care
physician, serving as a supportive service for the referring physician
and specializing in the treatment of problem wounds.
Thomas Lubeski, DO, will serve as the medical director of the program.
Dr. Lubeski will be assisted by a multi-disciplinary team of experienced
physicians, including vascular surgeon Alae Zarif, M.D., podiatrist Craig
Haueisen, D.P.M., and Bridget Rose, C.R.N.P. The physicians will coordinate
an overall care plan for each patient, working in partnership with the
patient’s referring physician.
“We are excited to be able to provide this much-needed service to
the community,” said Dr. Lubeski. “Our entire team of physicians
and nurses are trained to provide comprehensive treatment and care to
heal these wounds as quickly as possible.”
For most people, cuts and scratches heal within days or weeks. But for
those whose natural healing process is hampered, a simple sore can become
a complex medical problem requiring specialized care. The professional
and caring staff at the Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center offer
hope to patients whose wounds have been maintained for many years without healing.
“Our program is completely devoted to healing problem wounds, and
helping our patients reclaim their quality of life,” said Geri Rosol,
program director of the Wound Care Center.
For more information about the wound care program, its treatments or to
obtain a referral to schedule an appointment, please call the Wound Care
Center at 410-62-WOUND.