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Posted: September 27, 2009 12:30 a.m.

NMC opens new Wound Care Center

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Is there a doctor in the house? (L-R) Martha McKenzie, front office coordinator; Haley McEntire, RN, BSN, clinical coordinator; Carter Rogers, M.D.; Michelle Green, program director.

Newton Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of a new center dedicated to the healing of patient wounds that do not respond to conventional treatment.

"We are very excited to offer this essential service to our community," says Michelle Green, program director. Every year, healing-resistant wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, or other health-related disorders keep three to five million Americans from leading a normal life.

"We will begin seeing patients beginning the week of September 14," says Green. Newton Wound Care Advantage is located on the second floor of the hospital near the Physical Therapy Department.

The new center offers a multidisciplinary approach to chronic wound issues with a specially trained medical staff including general surgeons, podiatrist, internal medicine specialists and nurses.

According to Dr. Carter Rogers, medical director for the center, "We will combine a personalized medical and surgical approach with advanced wound care technology to ensure the best outcome and significantly lower amputation rates for our patients."

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) will be a part of the services provided at the Center. "The chambers are private, comfortable, and are equipped with a television," says Green. HBOT delivers 100 percent oxygen in a pressurized environment. The therapy works throughout your entire body as the increased level of oxygen enters the blood and body tissues.

"Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care so that most patients are completely healed in just a few months," notes Rogers. "With the wound care program we’ve established here, we can provide greater healing results on an outpatient basis."

Carter Rogers, M.D. is a General, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgeon on staff at Newton Medical Center. He received his medical degree and completed an internship and residency in general surgery at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Rogers was a research fellow in experimental medicine at the Red Cross Foundation in Bern, Switzerland and earned a fellowship in thoracic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. Rogers received specialized training in vascular surgery at the University Surgical Associates in Augusta. Rogers serves his country in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel. He has completed two tours of active duty during the war in Iraq. He has published papers in publications such as Vascular Access in Hemodialysis – IV and the Journal of Surgical Research. Rogers is Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery.

For more information, please call: (770) 385. HEAL (4325).

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