Our wound care and hyperbaric medicine clinics offer new advanced therapies and progressive procedures to work in conjunction with the care from our referring providers to heal patients faster and more completely. We believe that healing chronic wounds requires a multi-dimensional approach that incorporates the patient’s existing physicians’ care; treating the patient as a “whole” and not a “hole”; offering options for additional assistance medically and socially; as well as addressing quality of life issues for the patient on their journey to complete healing.
(including Necrotizing Fascitis and Brown Recluse Bites)
(Including Radiation Cystisis and Radiation Proctisis)
(Suturing of Severed Limbs)
Dr. Loan Lam is a newly located Tampa resident, having spent the last 10 years in Naples in private practice as well as working at a hospital based wound care center. She is a Yale-trained podiatric foot and ankle surgeon whose main focus area is wound care and hyperbaric medicine for the treatment of complicated non-healing wounds and infections.
She has had multiple scientific publications and has worked as an investigator on clinical trials for Pfizer and Wyeth in the development of anti-MRSA drugs for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections. In her spare time, she is an avid runner, having run multiple half marathons and is a long time passionate volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She is currently serving on the Florida/ Puerto Division Board for the the American Cancer Society as well as the local Hillsborough Board. She has served on several national committees for the American Cancer Society. She has chaired several cancer events as well as chaired the unit boards in Marco Island/ Naples area. She was also previously a Rotarian, having recently served as Assistant Governor in Naples. Dr. Lam is married to her wonderful husband, Rick. They are doggy-parents to a yellow labrador retriever named Bodie Walker Texas Ranger. They also have fortunately moved both sets of parents to the lovely Tampa area.
Wounds typically heal without any special treatment. When a wound shows no progress in 2 weeks or is not completely healed in 6 weeks, it needs to be evaluated by a wound care specialist at a wound center to determine the underlying reasons for delayed healing. Many people with circulation issues or diabetes will have these problematic wounds. Others may have an underlying infection or cancerous process that needs to be addressed. A wound healing center, such as the Hyper-Healing centers, is staffed with specialists dedicated to detecting and treating the reasons why these wounds don’t and won’t heal. We work with vascular surgeons and endocrinologists in the clinic to also quickly and completely address these underlying problems.
We regularly report back to your family doctor, or any other specialist that may have referred you to our clinic, regarding your progress. We believe that wound healing is a team approach and we like to work with your existing physicians as well as provide you with other specialists as needed.
During the initial stages of treatment at a wound healing center, patients are typically seen every 7-10 days. Many times this is due to aggressively treating some of the underlying medical issues that caused the delayed wound healing in the first place. The frequency of the visits, however, is always determined by the individual patients need. We also provide resources for transportation as well as work with home health agencies to accommodate your schedule and needs.
There are a number of advanced wound care treatments uniquely tailored to each patient and each wound ranging from antibiotic impregnated specialty dressings, wound VAC (negative pressure wound therapy), specialized compression wrappings, to stem cell and biologic grafts. We will also soon be offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatments.
At each visit, the wound care team will measure the wound and assess your wound for signs of healing. Pictures of the wound(s) are typically taken every 2 weeks. Through our patient portal, you can also access your records and pictures from anywhere to see the progression.
Depending on the procedure and the patient, there may be minimal to no discomfort. We try to minimize the discomfort of the treatments with a variety of local anesthetic methods in the clinic.
Medicare and most insurance companies will cover the services provided by wound care centers. The staff at the wound center will work with you to determine the coverage provided by your specific insurance plan.
For Medicare and most private insurances, you will not need a referral. However, our staff will work with you to determine whether or not your specific insurance plan will require a referral.
In order to better serve you, we welcome your feedback from past experiences with our staff and facilities.
Tampa Armenia Office – 4816 N Armenia Ave Tampa, FL 33603
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Tampa Waters Office – 2809 W. Waters Ave, Tampa, FL 33614