DOVER -- Dr. Adam M. Myers, DPM, has been named the medical director of the Union Hospital Wound Healing Center located on the ground floor of the hospital.
Dr. Myers has been a member of the active staff of Union Hospital for many years and is associated with Myers & Miller Podiatry with locations in Dover, Millersburg, Sugarcreek and Uhrichsville. He is a Board-Certified Podiatrist, specializing in wound care, forefoot surgery and sports medicine, and is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He has been a part of the medical staff at the UH Wound Healing Center since it opened in 2005.
"The Wound Healing Center at Union Hospital always has strived to help our patients return to their everyday lives through the care we provide," Dr. Myers said. "The staff has achieved an outstanding success rate of healing patient wounds due to its dedication to addressing each patient's individual needs in a caring environment."
Nearly 5 million Americans suffer from wounds that haven't healed by conventional methods within 30 days. Diabetic lower extremity wounds, arterial or vascular wounds, pressure ulcers, bone infections and compromised skin grafts are just a few of the hard-to-heal type of wounds that the Union Hospital Wound Healing Center staff routinely addresses in coordination with a patient's referring physician.
The Wound Healing Center's medical staff also includes:
Steffen S. Cameron, MD, a family physician whose office is located in New Philadelphia
Marcus Cox, MD, a general surgeon from UPS Regional Surgical Specialists whose office is located on the Union Hospital campus
Kristen A. Henry, DPM, a podiatrist from Myers & Miller Podiatry
Andrew W. Miller, DPM, a podiatrist from Myers & Miller Podiatry
Jennifer Thomas, CNP, a certified nurse practitioner from the Union Hospital Occupational Medicine program
Dr. Myers and Dr. Miller each are Certified Wound Specialists with the American Board of Wound Management. In addition, Marcantonio Fiorentino, MD, and Gabriel R. Galang, MD, both of Clinicians in Infectious Diseases, Inc., and members of the Union Hospital medical staff, serve as consulting specialists to the UH Wound Healing Center.
Dr. Myers said that healing a chronic wound has its own set of distinct requirements and the Wound Healing Center at Union Hospital offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to wound healing.
The Wound Healing Center provides advanced care of wound debridement, biological skin grafting, compression therapy, bone infection, gangrene, lower leg ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, total contact casting and hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO). In addition, the Center offers an ostomy clinic for patients who need support and assistance, and the HBO chambers can benefit those who have after-effects of radiation treatments.
A doctor's referral is not required, and more information and appointments are available by contacting the Wound Healing Center at 330-365-3880. The Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital's pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).