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Medical Services

Wound Care

Fitzgibbon Wound Care Clinic
Outpatient Clinic (2nd Floor)
2305 S. Highway 65 | Marshall, MO 65340
(660) 886-8414, ext. 880

Why a wound care clinic?

Wound healing usually occurs naturally and without problems.  However, sometimes it becomes a complicated process which requires specific and unique treatment and care.  At any given time, nearly five million Americans suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds.  These may be associated with complications from diabetes and other vascular disorders.  Others may include pressure sores and traumatic wounds of some sort.

At the Fitzgibbon Wound Care Clinic, our multi-disciplinary team approach to wound healing offers benefits to both the individual and healthcare providers.  Our team assesses wounds, makes a determination regarding treatment based upon advanced medical technology, and coordinates care of any other primary or underlying medical condition.  We utilize the most up-to-date approaches to wound healing and we remain current on new scientific advances in wound care.

Patient and family education is provided, as an important component of the healing process.  Patients may arrange a consultation with our team or be referred by other physicians or healthcare providers.

What causes poor wound healing?

The causes of poor wound healing are varied, but may include one or more of the following:
  • Pressure
  • Trauma and edema
  • Infection
  • Incontinence
  • Inappropriate local wound environment
  • Additional factors:
    • age
    • body build
    • chronic diseases
    • drug therapies
    • nutrition

Our Wound Care Specialist

Suzanne Vogelsmeier, ANP, BC, CWS
Wound Care Specialist

Suzanne Vogelsmeier provides wound care in collaboration with Brian Brizendine, M.D. and Kelly Ross, D.O.  She developed a Specialty in Wound Care and became certified as a Wound Care Specialist (CWS).  She has worked exclusively in Wound Care since 2004.