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 Highlands Wound Care Center

Highlands Wound Care Center

The Highlands Wound Care Center provides specialized treatment for chronic or non-healing sores and wounds.  Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputation if left untreated. 

Through our collaboration with Healogics, the world’s leading wound care management company with nearly 600 hospital-based centers across the country, Highlands Wound Care Center is able to offer specialized wound care.  We use an interdisciplinary model of care, including infectious-disease management, physical therapy, occupational therapy, laboratory evaluation, nutritional management, pain management, diabetes education, and other areas to address total patient health.  Our team of doctors, nurses and therapists follows treatment protocols specifically established for each type of wound, utilizes the latest approaches to wound healing and stays current on new scientific advances in wound care.

The Highlands Wound Care Center is now open in a temporary location off our main lobby*.  Services are covered my most insurance providers.  For more information or to schedule an appointment call 256.218.3457. 

*We will move to our final location later this year which will include hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  

Conditions Treated:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Neuropathic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Ischemic ulcers
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Traumatic wounds

  • Surgical wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Burns
  • Peristomal skin irritations
  • Other chronic, non-healing wounds

Services Provided:
  • Wound consultation/evaluation, diagnostic and ongoing assessments, and treatment
  • Non-invasive vascular studies
  • Specialty wound dressings
  • Bio-engineered skin grafts/substitutes
  • Wound cultures and biopsies
  • Patient and family education

  • Treatment of wound, skin and bone infections including antibiotic therapy
  • Pressure off-loading devices and footwear
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Compression therapy
  • Debridements

What to expect from the first appointment:

Our wound care center operates by appointment.  Patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the etiology of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.

Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit, and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:

  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Radiology (including MRI)
  • Vascular studies, electrocardiogram
  • Ultrasound

After this determination, a program specifically tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options.