Five million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds that linger despite conventional medical management. The non-healing wounds can be dangerous and in extreme situations, the consequence can be life altering.
At the UP Health System our specially trained staff works with patients of all ages and backgrounds to assess the situation and create a customized plan that will create the right environment for wound healing. Our staff will work with you from beginning to end to help you get back on your feet.
There are a variety of circumstances in which a person needs wound care. They include, but are not limited to:
Not all of these things happen in the same way for the same person. If your open sore isn’t healing, you should consult your primary care provider or our office.
At the 30-day mark, it is considered a chronic wound. This is especially common for diabetic patients, who often can’t even feel the pain that the open sore is causing. It is important to have these wounds looked at because an untreated wound can cause life-altering consequences.
In some cases, a wound may persist despite all interventions. In these cases, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy may be indicated and is available onsite at UP Health System - Marquette.
Some things don’t get better with time. We can help. Our number one goal is to create the right environment for wound healing. During an evaluation, we will:
Our team will continue to assess the patient’s needs and address them accordingly with ongoing care. We use a variety of dressing types and treatment techniques to find a solution that works for you.
Our staff will also do an assessment of support surfaces such as beds or wheelchairs in some situations.
To request an appointment at a UP Health System Wound Care Center, please use the following phone numbers:
A referral is not required. However, some insurance plans do require that you have a referral from your Primary Care Provider. Please call the number on your insurance card to find out whether a referral is required for insurance coverage. We accept most insurance plans.