Wound Care

Healing is a natural part of living. If healing fails or slows, then there is a reason. Wound Care Now will find the reason and treat it.

Suboptimal wound care may result in infection or even limb loss. The Wound Care Now staff offers personalized care under the direction of Dr. Charles Drummond, the region’s only Certified Wound Specialist. We are happy to coordinate services with your primary care provider and/or home health agency. We are at your service for compassionate and professional wound care. No appointment or referral is needed.

Common barriers to healing
  • Arterial Blockages
  • Venous Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Wound Infection
  • Inappropriate Care

Common Types of Wounds 
Most leg wounds have a vascular component affecting their healing. We specialize in wound care and can treat underlying vascular disease.
 
  • Arterial Leg Wounds - These wounds usually occur on the toes or on other bony areas of the feet. They generally appear pale or “punched out.” They are often very painful, particularly with elevation. Arterial leg wounds are caused by poor blood flow due to blockages in the arteries. Fortunately, these blockages are frequently treatable with office-based intervention.
  • Venous Leg Wounds - These wounds usually occur on the ankles or shins. They generally appear red or ruddy and may drain heavily. Often recurrent and associated with leg swelling, they are generally responsive to compression therapy. Venous stasis wounds are frequently treatable with office-based intervention. Venous leg wounds are associated with leg swelling and generally respond to compression therapy. These wounds are caused by vein valve insufficiency which is a type of circulation problem. Fortunately, venous insufficiency is treatable with office-based intervention.
  • Pressure Wounds - These wounds usually occur over bony areas of the body. They are typically black or brown with odor. They were called “bed sores” in the past and frequently follow a prolonged illness or hospitalization. Pressure sounds are caused by injury to the skin and underlying tissue by friction and the weight of the body against a surface. These wounds generally require surgical debridement or “cleaning up.” Also, these wounds often respond well to vacuum dressings. The mainstay of care, however, is relieving the causative pressure.
  • Diabetic Foot Wounds - These wounds occur in diabetics with an unnoticed foot injury. The injury could come from a puncturing nail or tightly fitting shoe. The injury goes unnoticed because of diabetic neuropathy, mainly the loss of protective sensation. These wounds are often detected incidentally or because of drainage or odor. Diabetic foot wounds generally require surgical debridement or “cleaning up.” They are often associated with arterial blockages

Treatment
  • Complete wound evaluation
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Individualized treatment plan
  • Wound education and prevention planning
  • Ongoing assessment and care

Slow Healing Wound?

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5 Common Reasons Your Wound Will Not Heal
  • Infection
  • Poor Circulation
  • Poor Nutrition
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes
  • Suboptimal Care

Don't wait for your wound to get worse!
Call the only Certified Wound Specialist in the area today!

No appointment or referral necessary.
Tullahoma • 931-841-3948
Murfreesboro • 615-410-3576
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Dr. Charles Drummond

NOW Wound Care offers the areas most advanced technology and latest treatment techniques to provide advanced care to treating and healing wounds.  Dr. Charles Drummond is the area’s only Physician certified by the American Board of Wound Management.

It is your wound…and it is your choice.  NOW Wound Care is happy to work with your Primary Care Physician and home health agency.  As the area’s only Physician certified by the American Board of Wound Management Dr. Drummond is experienced in spotting early warning signs that can be overlooked.

Approximately 15% of elderly Americans suffer from chronic wounds.  These wounds can be dangerous to their health, or a sign of other underlying issues.

The staff at NOW Wound Care has the knowledge and technology to identify the reason your healing process may have stalled or failed.  In addition to Dr. Drummond, both Nurse Practitioners are also certified by the American Board of Wound Management.
 

Contact Us Today

If you have a slow healing would it could indicate health issues or lead to an amputation.
Call for an evaluation today, 931-841-3948 or submit the form below.