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Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
Since 1998, Beebe Healthcare’s Wound Healing program has provided state-of-the-art wound care for the community. Beebe’s outcomes-driven program focuses on healing wound(s) quickly. The healing rate is consistently greater than 98 percent, exceeding the national average. Many of these wounds went untreated for weeks or months before receiving specialized wound care. In 2016, Beebe unveiled two new BARA-MED hyperbaric chambers. These chambers provide state-of-the-art oxygen therapy to promote wound healing. A third chamber was added in 2018 to help provide services for a growing number of patients.
Beebe Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine
18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Medical Arts Building, Suite 210
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Phone: (302) 645-3121
Talk to your doctor if you have a wound that hasn't healed in a month or more.
Physicians: Please fax a signed physician order, including specific wound or ostomy details and recent medical history to (302) 645-3428 and direct patients to call us at (302) 645-3121 to set up an appointment with the program.
Improved Healing Therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been proven to increase oxygen concentration in the body, which helps fight bacteria, improve healing rates, and avoid loss of limbs in patients with diabetes, vascular disorders, or who have sustained serious trauma. It can effectively treat certain serious infections of soft tissue and bones, tissue and bone injured by radiation therapy and selected problem wounds such as diabetic foot ulcers and compromised tissue grafts or flaps.
The BARA-MED “Select” hyperbaric chambers, which provide the most advanced and effective treatment available. Manufactured by Environmental Tectonics Corporation, the BARA-MED “Select” is designed to protect patients from inner ear squeeze, a major discomfort that competing hyperbaric chambers fail to address. The chamber is spacious, temperature-controlled, and runs quietly, reducing patient anxiety. It is equipped with an entertainment system, enabling patients to watch videos during treatment.
Robert A. Portz, MD, a board certified physician and member of Sussex Emergency Associates, is the Medical Director of Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine.
Planning Your Care
Beebe’s wound care staff has extensive training and expertise in wound healing and provides a comprehensive plan of care that is customized to your needs. The types of wounds that can benefit from our treatments include:
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Wounds caused by poor circulation
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Traumatic wounds
- Venous Stasis Ulcers
- Pressure Ulcers
- Minor burns
Additional services include care and education of individuals who will undergo or have had ostomy surgery.
Talk to your Doctor
If you have a wound that hasn’t healed for a month or more, talk to your doctor about Beebe’s Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine to see if the program would benefit you.
Physicians may fax a signed physician order, including specific wound or ostomy details and recent medical history to (302) 645-3428, and direct patients to call the program at (302) 645-3121 to set up an appointment.