Wound and Ostomy Center
Nearly 6.5 million Americans have non-healing wounds because of diabetes, pressure ulcers, circulatory problems, or other injuries. Unlike normal wounds that your body can heal, chronic or traumatic wounds may show no signs of healing over a period of several weeks. If you have a wound that is not healing, the Wound, Ostomy Clinic can help you. Our experts offer a comprehensive program to help patients who suffer with non-healing wounds.
Before any treatment begins, you will have a thorough evaluation of your wound and overall medical history by our team. Your treatment program will be developed based on your unique needs and may involve regular visits to the Wound Care Center.
We utilize the newest clinical tools in wound healing along with traditional practices to treat your specific condition which include:
- Wound dressing and wraps
- Debridement of necrotic tissue
- Compression therapy
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular assessment
- Evaluation of seating and bed surfaces
- Evaluation of off-loading devices
- Advanced wound care treatments
Some of the chronic wounds treated at the Wound Clinic include:
- Diabetic or Neuropathic Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers (Bedsores)
- Vascular Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Other Non-healing Chronic Wounds
- Surgical wounds
Patients who have an ostomy or who are preparing for ostomy surgery usually have many questions. An ostomy can be a life-changing event for many patients. Some patients develop skin problems, have problems with their pouches, or may have difficulty ordering supplies. Our certified ostomy nurse can help you with these problems. We offer a comprehensive evaluation of patients with colostomies, ileostomies, urostomies, and fistulas.
For your initial appointment, you should plan on being with us for 1 to 1 ½ hours
Meet Our Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
Sonya Clark is a certified wound, ostomy, continence nurse, who offers her services at the HCMC Wound and Ostomy Clinic, where referred patients can be seen in her consultation room or be treated in a private treatment environment for chronic wounds or wounds that do not heal rapidly.
She also sees patients who are admitted to the hospital and at Henry County Healthcare Center who are referred to her for pressure ulcers and areas of damaged skin and tissue. She treats chronic diabetic wounds as well as venous ulcers, burns, traumatic wounds, colostomies and urostomies and ileostomies.
Clark can be reached by phone at (731) 644-8208 or by fax at (731) 644-8231.
Ask your primary care provider if a wound that won’t heal could benefit from a referral for wound care services provided by Clark.