A patient with a wound that is not healing properly should first consult
with their physician to determine the correct course of action. Types
of conditions that physicians recommend for specialized care can include:
diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, a chronic wound from radiation
therapy, or a skin injury that won’t heal. Even seemingly small
diabetic foot wounds, if unrecognized or undertreated, can rapidly progress,
resulting in infection, amputation and loss of mobility, and sometimes
Hoag offers state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound management through
Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Hoag’s team of
highly trained physician specialists, wound care nurses and wound-certified
physical therapists work in partnership with each patient’s primary
care physician to design and implement a treatment plan based upon scientifically
proven clinical guidelines for each patient’s unique needs.
During initial evaluation, specialists at Hoag’s wound healing center
will identify factors that adversely affect healing, such as peripheral
arterial disease or chronic infection. Depending on the condition identified,
available therapies may be offered to stimulate tissue re-growth and healing,
including the use of living cell skin substitutes and hyperbaric oxygen
(HBO) therapy. If you feel you may have a problem wound, speak with your
physician immediately as early detection and treatment is key.
Michael Hurwitz, M.D. is located at Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric
Medicine Center at 520 Superior Ave., Suite #140, Newport Beach, CA 92663.
To schedule an appointment, call 949/764-5365.