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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
The Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Island Hospital has two oversized hyperbaric oxygen chambers equipped with the latest computer technology that allows technicians to control pressure and temperature, as well as communication and entertainment options for patients.
Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Island Hospital, Hyperbaric Chambers
 
Healing

Using the most advanced wound healing techniques including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, we can achieve excellent outcomes in a very high percentage of our patients.

Approximately five million Americans each year suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds. Wounds may be caused by diabetes, poor circulation, traumatic injury, radiation therapy and other causes. These non-healing wounds occur when the level of oxygen in and around the wound drops below a certain level and your body's normal healing process and ability to fight infection become greatly impaired. Chronic wounds such as these require specialized wound care and sometimes, hyperbaric therapy treatment. 

At the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Island Hospital, we use a multidisciplinary approach customized to fit each patient's medical needs.


Wounds Treated

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Post-surgical non-healing wounds
  • Venous ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Non-healing traumatic wounds
  • Atypical ulcers


Ostomy Services

  • Patient education for new ostomies
  • Peri-stomal skin irritation
  • Ostomy leaks


Hyperbaric Medicine

Two large monoplace hyperbaric oxygen chambers are available in our center. Patients who can benefit from hyperbaric therapy include:

  • Patients with selected non-healing wounds that have not closed with conventional care
  • Cancer patients with tissue damage as a result of radiation therapy
  • Certain advanced diabetic foot wounds
  • Chronic bone infections
  • Patients experiencing decompression illness from a diving accident

Typically, a hyperbaric oxygen treatment involves 90 minutes at the prescribed treatment pressure plus the time required to pressurize and depressurize the chamber. Each hyperbaric chamber is equipped with an entertainment unit so that patients can watch movies during treatment to help pass the time.

           

Meet Your Physician - David H. Brown MD

David H. BrownDr. Brown is board certified in internal medicine and recently completed educational training in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care. He will pursue certification in both of these areas moving forward while maintaining clinical and operational oversight of the Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center located in the Medical Arts Pavilion at Island Hospital.

Dr. Brown's educational background includes a Medical Degree from Trinity College, School of Medicine in Dublin, Ireland and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University’s College of Engineering. He has completed residency programs in both Ireland and Tucson, AZ at the University of Arizona.  Dr. Brown has also served as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of California, San Diego. He has  been a staff physician at two hospitals in Dublin, Ireland and co-founded a medical device company.


                        
           

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Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Center
Medical Arts Pavilion
1015 25th Street
Anacortes, WA  98221

(360) 899-4600

Learn more about Restorix Health Services for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at www.restorix.com.