Healthcare Industry News: non-healing wounds
News Release - October 14, 2010
Paradigm Medical Management Introduces Amputation Prevention Centers of AmericaSpecial Program Helps Patients Salvage Limbs, Prevent Unnecessary Amputations
GARDENA, Calif.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- Paradigm Medical Management, Inc (PMM), a company dedicated to the development, implementation, and management of hospital outpatient wound care, amputation prevention and hyperbaric medicine centers, introduced Amputation Prevention Centers of America™ (APCA), a specialized division of PMM that addresses severe wounds and prevents unnecessary amputations.
Led by PMM’s Amputation Prevention Medical Director Dr. Lee C. Rogers, the APCA programs utilize a team-based approach that pairs podiatrists and/or foot and ankle orthopedists with vascular surgeons, generating significant results in reducing major amputations for the growing number of people in the country who suffer the complications of diabetes and/or peripheral arterial disease. Dr. Rogers is a board-certified podiatrist specializing in the medical and surgical treatment of diabetes-related lower-extremity complications and fellowship-trained in diabetic limb salvage.
“Community-based wound care centers that offer comprehensive care are increasingly interested in optimizing outcomes and preventing limb loss. However, these clinics oftentimes are not equipped or staffed with the clinical experts necessary to treat the medically complex patients with life- and limb-threatening conditions in need of immediate surgical and/or medical attention,” said Dr. Rogers. “This is where Paradigm Medical Management steps in. Placing an Amputation Prevention Center in a hospital-based setting can achieve excellent clinical outcomes of reduced healing times, decreased amputation rates, savings in overall treatment cost and significant revenue from multiple surgical procedures and inpatient hospital admissions.”
Paradigm Medical Management opened its first APC in the Los Angeles area in 2009. The company is expanding this network nationwide in key areas that can serve as a hub for referrals from local and regional wound care programs, hospitals, healthcare facilities and practitioners.
“Our APCA programs represent a terrific step forward in wound care,” said PMM Chief Executive Officer Diane Boone. “Patients and hospitals will begin seeing limb salvage in a whole new light.”
For more information about Amputation Prevention Centers of America™ or to locate a center, please visit www.apcofamerica.com or call (877) 538-4268.
About Paradigm Medical Management
Paradigm Medical Management, Inc (PMM) headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is an industry leader focused on the development, implementation and management of hospital outpatient wound care, amputation prevention and hyperbaric medicine programs. PMM offers more than twenty years of both clinical and managerial experience and provides access to the latest in technological innovations and best practice models for the treatment of chronic, non-healing wounds. For more information, visit www.pmmhealthcare.com.
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