Common causes of wounds we treat.
At the Gotham Wound Care Center, we get referrals from many different types of physicians.
Endocrinologist and Internists.
The most common types of referrals we get are diabetic patients from endocrinologists. We are also given many referrals of diabetic patients from internists and family doctors.
Although we are podiatrists, we receive many referrals from other podiatrists. Many podiatrists are trained and skilled treating wounds, but rather would not in their offices. They prefer to send their wound care patients to our wound care center for treatment. Wound care is very time consuming and usually requires weekly treatments. Referring their wound care patients to us leaves them with more time to treat the other elective pathologies that they prefer.
Another common referral we get is the treatment of postoperative wound complications after surgery. While every surgeon is knowledgeable and skilled in the treatment of postoperative wounds, they also prefer to send these patients to our wound care center. Again, wound care can be very time consuming. Referring their postoperative complications to us, leaves them more time to treat other pathologies and to do surgeries. They know that their patients be well taken care of at our wound care center, and once they are healed, we send the patients back to the original surgeon for continued care.
Urgent Care Clinics and Walk-in Clinics.
We also see many patients that are referred to us from urgent care and walk-in clinics. These patient usually have wounds that are due to some kind of mild trauma or a laceration. Urgent care clinics see many more small and superficial wounds than the emergency room does. The model of the urgent care clinic is to treat a patient acutely to stabilize them, and then to refer them out for continued care. We work very closely with urgent care clinics to ensure that patients with lacerations and wounds are well taken care of going forward after the acute episode.