“My expectations were met, and then some!” – Faviola Ramos
At the Wound Care Center at Corona Regional Medical Center®, a talented team of specialists treats stubborn, chronic wounds with a healing rate of 97 percent. Faviola Ramos knows from personal experience. Ramos, 60, has diabetes and neuropathy and developed a wound that would not heal on the top of her right foot. She was referred to the Wound Care Center by Vascular Surgeon Tina Ng, MD.
“When we evaluated Mrs. Ramos, we found that she did not have good circulation in that area because of her diabetes and because of weakness in her foot from a previous stroke,” says Amanda McBride, RN, Wound Care Nurse. “We started treatment in September 2017, by removing dead tissue, taking the weight off her foot and prescribing antibiotics.”
Tejaskumar Naik, MD, an infectious disease specialist, provided oversight on Ramos’ treatment plan. After the first couple of weeks of treatment, Dr. Naik was able to use different wound dressings that helped encourage new cells to grow. “After thorough evaluation including vascular studies, offloading measures and dressing treatment, we determined that Mrs. Ramos would benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT),” he says. “After 40 sessions of HBOT, her wound was healed.”
Ramos says the staff was very patient with her and explained all the procedures to her. “They helped me feel more comfortable and at ease with my treatment,” she says. “They genuinely cared about my recovery, and I would definitely recommend this center to everyone. They have so many different types of treatment here. I am so grateful for all they have done for me.”
Director of the Wound Care Center Selene Aragon, MBA, MHA, says Ramos loved coming in for her treatments. “We make patients a part of our family. Mrs. Ramos was 100 percent compliant and that is part of why her treatment was so successful,” she says.
A multi-disciplinary team to manage many different facets of wound care
At the Wound Care Center at Corona Regional Medical Center®, there are five different types of specialists available to help treat wounds. The team is comprised of a wound care specialist, a podiatrist, an infectious disease specialist, an endocrinologist and an internal medicine physician.
Some of the wounds treated include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Surgical flaps/grafts
- Venous ulcers
- Trauma wounds
- Pressure ulcers
If you have a non-healing wound, check with your doctor or call the Wound Care Center at Corona Regional Medical Center at 951-737-4343.
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