Harnett County, N.C. (June 17, 2013) – Harnett Health has opened a Wound Care Center in Suite 300 of its Medical Park at 803 Tilghman Drive in Dunn, directly across the street from Betsy Johnson Hospital.

“Harnett Health continues to expand services to meet the ongoing healthcare needs of our community,” said Harnett Health President and CEO Ken Bryan. “We work daily to be the healthcare provider of choice for residents of Harnett County and surrounding areas and encourage citizens to use our local facilities and services that we continue to build for them here at home.”

The Wound Care Center is a facility where patients can receive state-of-the art treatment with nationally-recognized protocols to treat chronic wounds. Our team of physicians led by the Wound Care Center’s Medical Director Brent Ellmers, MD, board certified general surgeon on staff at Harnett Health, has been specifically trained in the treatments and technologies of wound healing.

In addition to Dr. Ellmers, the following physicians will care for patients at the Wound Care Center:

  • Afaque Akhtar, MD, board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Terrill F. Brown, III, DFM, board certified in Podiatry
  • T. Tommy Chang, MD board certified in General Surgery
  • Sanford Hawkins-Rivers, MD, board certified in General Surgery

 “Our wound healing technology includes hyperbaric oxygen therapy, a painless way to saturate the body with oxygen to promote healing more effectively,” remarked Dr. Ellmers. “This is a much needed service here in Harnett County, and I am proud to help provide this treatment to our community.”

Types of problems treated by the Wound Care Center include burns, diabetic ulcers, skin grafts, radiation injury, carbon monoxide poisoning, air and gas embolisms and trauma-based wounds.

“You don’t need a physician referral for wound care services at our facility,” commented Kevin Jones, program director of the center. “Also, our team is happy to review your insurance plan so you are aware of the cost before you begin treatment. Call us at 910-230-7858 to speak with our staff.”

The Wound Care Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is accepting new patients.