Wound Care Center
10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 104
Berlin, MD 21811
8:30 am - 5 pm Monday - Thursday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday
At any given time, almost six million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing
wounds. Many are associated with complications from diabetes and vascular
disorders. Non-healing wounds also occur in pressure sores and traumatic
wounds. Atlantic General's Wound Care Center uses the most up-to-date
approaches to wound healing and remains current in the latest scientific
advances in wound care.
The Wound Care Center is a hospital-based outpatient program that works
in conjunction with your primary care physician to provide specialized
treatment for problem wounds. We also offer the complementary services
provided by the
Diabetes Outpatient Education Program, which teaches those with diabetes how to care for their skin to prevent,
or quickly identify, a potential wound complication.
Patients can be referred by their primary physicians or schedule appointments
directly if a referral is not required for insurance purposes. To find
out how to schedule an appointment, call 410-62-WOUND (629-6863).
When Should I Consider Using the Wound Care Center?
If you have a sore or wound that is not significantly better in a month,
or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about Atlantic
General's Wound Care Center.
|An Experienced Team
Patients referred to our Wound Care Center program benefit from a comprehensive
interdisciplinary approach. Integrating a team of wound care professionals
increases the level of care, improves patients compliance and clinical outcomes.
Wound Care Center Staff
Dr. Diane Ceruzzi, D.O.
Dr. David Gannon DPM
Babette Pennay, CRNP
Daniel Hakeem, PA-C
We Specialize in Healing Chronic Wounds
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone.
Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other
conditions, keeps millions of Americans just like you from doing things
they love to do. The Wound Care Center can help you get your life back.
Our unique multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat
more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that
have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment
can be treated. It's all we do. In fact, for most patients, the Wound
Care Center leaves them completely healed in just a few months.
Award Winning Care
The Atlantic General Hospital Wound Care Center has been recognized with
the Center of Excellence award for nine years in a row! This award is
given to wound care centers in the Healogics network that have met the
highest level of quality standards for a minimum of two consecutive years.
Our wound care center is the only center in the country to achieve these
quality standards for nine straight years.
Who Needs Wound Care?
There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need wound care.
They include, but are not limited to:
- Ulcers (pressure, diabetic, neuropathic or ischemic)
- Surgical wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Soft tissue radionecrosis
- Preservation of compromised skin grafts and flaps
- Crush injury/acute traumatic peripheral ischemia
- Progressive necrotizing infections (necrotizing fasciitis)
- Traumatic wounds
Your First Visit
When you come in, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health.
They'll review your medical, wound and medication history. A blood
test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information
about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
Your Healing Program
When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program
based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits
to the Wound Care Center to evaluate progress and make any changes that
might be needed. You (or your care-giver) will be given detailed instructions
in home care, nutrition, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the
wound from further injury.
You're a Vital Part of the Program
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You must keep your
appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely
between visits. At any time you or your family members have questions,
our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions.
How We Work With Your Doctor
The Wound Care Center works with your personal doctor, just like any other
medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your
doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed
otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine
The Team Approach Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds
A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity
of a wound. Treatment may include the following:
- Infectious disease management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
Many health plans, including Medicare, cover specialized wound care. Your
coverage depends on your specific plan. As an added convenience, Atlantic
General Hospital and Health System -- including the Wound Care Center
-- now accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware health plans. Be sure
to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the Wound Care Center.
For more information about the Wound Care Center, please call
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