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NOW'S THE TIME TO GET HELP For more information about the Wound Healing Center at UMMC Midtown Campus or to make an appointment, call 410-225-8600 or 855-866-HEAL. Back on His Feet The Wound Healing Center helps Baltimore man walk and work again after more than a decade of pain F or Densely Sayers, a Baltimore city resident and Densely Sayers is back to work as a chef after treatment at the Wound Healing Center. local restaurant chef, 13 years of pain began with a simple scratch. The wound, caused by Sayers' own fingernail, seemed small at the time, he says. But months later when it had not healed and began spreading, he PERSONALIZED TREATMENT knew something was wrong. The Wound Healing Center is a hospital-based, outpatient "It went from my knee, all the way down to my ankle," center that diagnoses and treats chronic wounds-wounds Sayers says. that have not healed in four weeks or more. Each year, despite countless efforts to treat his wound at The Center's multidisciplinary team of specialists, including home, it grew larger, the pain continued to escalate, and he vascular and general surgeons, infectious disease clinicians, was taking numerous pain relievers each day. family practitioners, podiatrists and nurses, heals chronic Sayers, 45, could barely walk, choosing to move around on his knees instead of his feet to get by with less pain. His in- wounds and nonresponsive conditions through comprehen- ability to stand at work not only cost him his mobility but also sive care plans tailored to individual patients. The Center cost him his job as a chef. He was resigned to working in the designates a dedicated physician and a nurse case man- warehouse because of his disability. ager to each patient to better address individual needs and When Sayers' right leg developed a similar wound, he finally improve outcomes. "The Wound Healing Center's partnership with the went for help. He visited multiple hospitals across the region, but the treatments provided to him, including elevating his leg University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of and dressing his wounds, didn't work. Maryland Medical Center gives patients access to the latest Then, a friend recommended the Wound Healing Center at University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus. 14 MARYLAND'S HEALTH MATTERS research and technology in wound care," says Kapil Gopal, MD, MBA, assistant professor of surgery at the University  To learn more about the Wound Healing Center, go to

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014

Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014
In This Issue
A Healthy Start
Living Well with HIV
It's a Team Effort
At A Glance
Serious Care For Kids

Maryland's Health Matters - Midtown - Spring 2014