Wound Care Programs

Wound Care Programs

HBOApproximately 3 to 5 million Americans have wounds that won’t heal. The Firelands wound care and hyperbaric medicine program specializes in treating chronic or nonhealing wounds, which are defined as sores or wounds that don't show significant improvement with conventional treatment.

If you suffer from a chronic or nonhealing wound, Firelands wound care and hyperbaric medicine program will work with you and your physician to deliver:

  • Advanced therapies
  • An individualized, comprehensive plan of care that brings you the most appropriate and effective treatments
  • Assessment, education and ongoing care by our highly skilled team of wound care specialists, including a case manager, who oversees every aspect of your case
  • Thorough training for you and your family on caring for the wound at home
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Most commonly associated with the treatment of decompression sickness, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) helps boost the body’s healing process in patients with conditions such as:

  • Select problem wounds
  • Diabetic wounds of the legs
  • Necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • Infection of the bone
  • Radiation tissue damage
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Peripheral arterial insufficiency
  • Thermal burns

HBOT is a treatment in which the patient breathes 100 percent oxygen inside a pressurized chamber. The treatment quickly delivers high concentrations of oxygen to the bloodstream, assists in the healing process of wounds and is effective in fighting certain types of infections. It also stimulates the growth of new blood vessels and improves circulation.

Patient Testimonials
  • Love the wound care center team! They worked so hard to get me an expensive antibiotic at a reasonable cost. Can talk to them about any problems.
  • Wish I’d come here sooner!
  • Staff very personable and knowledgeable- and they explain everything to me.
  • Top notch care, top notch results.
  • I’m very satisfied! Healing well!
  • Great staff. All display good people skills!
  • Staff courteous and answers questions and very complete in their instructions.
  • Very good, everyone very friendly.
  • Got a convenient appointment quickly after my first call.
Our Providers

Albert Vargas, MD
General Surgeon, Board Certified
Medical Director of Outpatient Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program
Outpatient Hyperbaric Oxygen Provider

Tonia Copsey, ANP-C (Adult Nurse Practitioner-Certified)
MSN, CWOCN (Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse), Enterostomal Therapist
Nurse Director of Outpatient Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Program
Outpatient Hyperbaric Oxygen Provider

Eugene Kubitz, DPM, CWS (Certified Wound Specialist)
Podiatric Surgeon, Board Certified

Martin Lesnak, DPM
Podiatric Surgeon, Board Certified

Gregory Surfield, MD
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Board Certified in General Surgery

Laura J Obergefell, FNP-BC (Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified)
Outpatient Hyperbaric Oxygen Provider