235 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301 508-427-3000
At any given time, almost seven million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Some are associated with complications from diabetes and other related vascular disorders. Other types include pressure sores and traumatic wounds. The Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine uses the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and remain current in new scientific advances in wound care. The Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is a hospital-based outpatient service located at 909 Sumner St. in Stoughton, Mass. The Center is the only one in the northeast to have been named a Robert A. Warriner II, MD, Center of Excellence the past two years for its quality of care for healing rates and patient satisfaction.
If you have a sore or wound that has not started to get significantly better in a month, or healed entirely in two months, you should ask your doctor about the Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Patients referred to our program benefit from a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach. Integrating a team of wound care professionals increases the level of care, improves patients compliance and clinical outcomes.
If you're suffering from a non-healing wound, you're not alone. Every year, chronic wounds, caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions, keeps millions of Americans just like you from doing things they love to do. The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine can help you get your life back. Our unique, multidisciplinary team of dedicated doctors and nurses treat more of these wounds than anyone else. Many patients find wounds that have resisted healing after months and even years of traditional treatment can be treated. It's all we do. In fact, for most patients, the Center for Wound Care program leaves them completely healed in just a few months.
There are a variety of circumstances in which a person may need wound care. They include, but are not limited to:
When you come in, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. They'll also review your medical history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.
When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your care giver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury.
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You must keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. At any time you or your family members have questions, our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions.
The Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:
Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures. Many health plans cover treatment but your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the center.
Christopher Corey, MD, is the center’s medical director. Corey, the senior partner at Park Surgical Associates in Brockton, joined the Good Samaritan staff in 1982. Board certified in vascular surgery, Corey brings his vast skills in traditional surgical and endovascular approaches to wound care to the center. He is joined by his partners Richard Paulson, MD, Richard Grotz, MD, Peter Augustinos, MD, Warren Nickerson, MD and Paul Sergi, MD, who will serve as panel physicians in the wound center. The Park Surgical Group physicians, along with the staff at the center, are specially trained in problem wound management and hyperbaric medicine and are dedicated to providing comprehensive treatment using advanced wound care modalities.
The Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine is located on the first floor of the former Goddard Hospital. Upon arrival to the center, you may make yourself comfortable in our spacious reception area. The treatment area boasts five spacious examination rooms equipped to perform a variety of diagnostic tests and wound care treatments. Those patients undergoing hyperbaric therapy are treated in the chamber suite. This area of the center has private changing rooms and individual lockers for patients to secure their belongings during treatment.
The hyperbaric chambers are each equipped with individual flat screen TVs for patients to watch movies or listen to music during treatment. The completely transparent chambers allow patients to see and be seen.
The hyperbaric chambers are an important part of our wound care healing tools. These non-invasive, clear acrylic chambers provide 100 percent oxygen to promote the optimum healing opportunity. While breathing pure oxygen, the patient's blood plasma becomes saturated, carrying 20 to 30 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body's tissue. The ultimate result is the body's natural wound healing mechanisms (which are oxygen dependent) are able to function more efficiently. Continued use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases the body's immune and healing response. Our certified hyperbaric technician will educate you with the knowledge to complete this therapy program with the best results.
For more information about the Good Samaritan Center for Wound Care and
Hyperbaric Medicine, call 508-427-2480.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine
Good Samaritan Medical Center
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.