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Published on October 27, 2015

When should I see a wound specialist?

October 27, 2015

Teresa Farris, NPDo you have a wound that just won’t heal? Are you wondering if a loved one needs to see someone about his or her wound care? Why your wound does not heal may have many different answers. Teresa Farris, nurse practitioner, board certified in ostomy/wound care at KishHealth System Physician Group, DeKalb, explains that there are many reasons a wound does not heal. “Contributing factors to a non-healing wound may including, chronic illness, medications, infection, and lack of appropriate wound care,” said Farris.

Radiation therapy can often damage skin and its ability to heal. If you or someone you love needs treatment for a non-healing wound, you will want to be sure to see an ostomy/wound specialist.

Having a wound care specialist on your medical team allows for patients’ peace of mind. The access to ostomy/wound care within KishHealth System means you can stay close to home for this specialized care.

To learn more about Ostomy/Wound Care Specialist Teresa Farris visit, www.kishfindadoctor.org.

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