WRMC Wound Care Physicians Receive High Achievements

Dr. Anthony Lamkin Batesville, Ark. – Tony Lamkin, M.D. recently achieved the highest level of wound care certification, Wound Specialist Physician, from the American Academy of Wound Management(AAWM). Lamkin is one of four physicians working at White River Medical Center's Wound Healing Center. Lamkin and his colleagues, Ted Shields, M.D. , Jason Paxton, M.D., and, Craig Pickren, M.D. previously achieved AAWM Wound Specialist certification and American Wound Care Association fellow status making the WRMC Wound Healing Center physicians among the most highly credentialed in Arkansas.

Certification displays a commitment to professional growth and development in the practice of wound care and recognizes professional standards for knowledge essential to the development of a successful wound care program. Physicians are required to complete specialized training and successfully pass several tests to achieve certification.

The WRMC Wound Healing Center specializes in the treatment of non-healing wounds caused by illness or injury. Healthy individuals can expect routine cuts or sores to heal in days. However, individuals with diabetes or other complex medical conditions may treat a wound for weeks or months without success. In the most extreme cases a non healing wound may result in amputation. At the WRMC Wound Health Center, experienced physicians and wound care nurses offer a progressive approach to wound healing focused on treatment of the wound and the underlying medical condition that may prevent adequate healing. The staff uses a wide range of treatment strategies including hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The staff's commitment to clinical excellence and patient education lead to results. On average 94% of patients' wounds are healed in less than 16 weeks, higher than the national average.

The WRMC Wound Healing Center also treats patients at the WRMC North Complex in Cherokee Village in an effort to provide care to residents living in the Sharp County area. The Wound Healing Center is located inside White River Medical Center and is open Monday-Thursday 8-4 and Friday 8-12.