Healing begins here
Every year, chronic, or non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation, or other conditions keep three to five million Americans like you from doing the things they love. If you or someone you know is suffering from a sore or wound that won't heal, ask your provider about the Betty Baker Wound Care Center at Colorado Plains Medical Center.
Our wound care team
Our team of compassionate, friendly staff have advanced training and expertise to heal chronic wounds in as little as eight weeks. We'll evaluate your wound and then customize a comprehensive treatment plan just for you, with state-of-the-art technology and collaboration with your primary care provider that promotes healing, shortens your healing time, and minimizes the risk of complications.
Jeri Walker, RN, is our most recent addition to our wound care clinic staff. She is a certified wound care nurse through the Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI). Many of our patients are familiar with Jeri as she has been a nurse not only in CPMC's surgical services department, but also in the long term care community. Since becoming a registered nurse in 1999, Jeri has loved the opportunity to help patients feel better and improve their health.
You have a chronic wound, now what?
Why did this happen?
Most non-healing wounds happen because of factors outside of your control. Conditions like diabetes, venous insufficiency, and arterial disease make it difficult for your body to heal. Your blood flow might not be healthy, keeping oxygen and nutrients from reaching your wound once it occurs. All of this can cause a delay in the healing of your wound.
Some indications for wound therapy include:
- Pressure ulcers
- Surgical wounds
- Diabetic ulcers
- Vasculitis/edema (swelling of extremities)
- Neuropathic ulcers
- Ischemic ulcers
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
We can help!
The Betty Baker Wound Care Center at Colorado Plains Medical Center's staff will develop a treatment program based on the patient's individual needs. The program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center to provide treatment, evaluate progress, and make changes needed to improve the healing process. The Wound Care Center staff utilizes the newest clinical tools in wound healing as well as traditional clinical practices including:
- Wound dressings
- Compression therapy
- Edema management
- Non-invasive vascular assessment
- Wound consultation/evaluation
- Cellular and tissue based products
- Negative pressure wound therapy
- Treatment of wound infections
Program details to start your healing experience
Most insurance plans include wound care treatment. Coverage depends on your specific plan. We accept most insurance plans as well as Medicare, Medicaid, and VA coverage plans. We also work with self-pay patients and offer pre-pay discounts and/or payment plans. Please bring your insurance information with you on your first visit.
What to bring to your first appointment:
- A list of any medications you are currently taking and any known allergies
- Copies of any medical records, including x-ray films
- Completed insurance forms and current insurance card
Nail trimming also available
Our wound care nurse specialist also offers a nail clipping service for those patients who have a difficult time trimming nails or who need to take extra precautions to safely perform this personal hygiene activity. We offer this as a cash pay program. Cost for this service is $15 per visit.
If you have a chronic wound, there is no reason to suffer. Our team is available and ready to talk about your treatment options. Ask your medical provider for a referral or call to schedule an appointment: 970-867-6544. Healing begins here.
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