Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute 2nd Location At HealthPlex Moline
The Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute has a satellite clinic at 3900 28th Ave Drive in Moline, for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds. The prevalence of chronic wounds mirrors a national trend that’s related to an increase of obesity, diabetes and heart disease in the U.S.
Patients at the Genesis HealthPlex Moline will be seen by Linda Jager, M.D. and Russell Carlson, D.P.M.
The Moline clinic offers a great location, with easy access.
The institute offers treatment with a focus on safety protocols and quality outcomes for patients experiencing:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency ulcers
- Arterial ulcers
- Radiation injuries
- Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
- Outpatient burn care
- Recurrent wounds
- Non-healing surgical or traumatic wounds (more than 3-4 weeks)
The Moline location has most of the state-of-the-art treatments offered at the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute in Davenport. Ostomy care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment are only available at the Davenport location at 1351 West Central Park. About 10 to 11% of clinic patients may also need hyperbaric therapy. The Moline clinic has the same electronic medical records software as the Davenport location to provide the highest level of medical documentation and outcome statistics for wound care.
Bradley Dr. DeWall, M.D., a longtime surgeon and wound care specialist is the Medical Director for both locations.
Dr. DeWall's passion for wound care evolved over the years after seeing the physical, emotional and social ramifications that chronic wounds can have on patients.
“We improve our patients’ quality of life,” Dr. DeWall says. “I always say, ‘We don’t treat life-threatening disease, but we treat life-changing disease.’“
The institute’s medical director is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Many institute physicians are certified in wound care. Many of the nurses are certified in wound care, and hyperbaric technicians are certified in providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
“We work hard to determine the epidemiology of their wound,” Dr. DeWall said. “We decide if they need further referrals, vascular studies, orthotics...we see the whole picture and get them the proper referrals needed to treat the underlying disease process.”
Individualized treatment plans can include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, diabetes education, nutritional counseling, home care nursing, home medical equipment and supplies available on site, orthotic and prosthetic services, surgery, occupational or physical therapy, pain management and transcutaneous oxygen monitoring.
Outstanding Outcomes for Wounds
By using scientific-based wound care guidelines and protocols, we have achieved outstanding healing rates and outcomes. We continuously monitor our data and use the information to strive for even better outcomes and patient care.
Based against 334 other wound care centers in a national database, the Genesis Wound and Hyperbaric Institute compares quite favorably:
- A healing percentage of 92 percent vs. the benchmark of 84 percent.
- 48 days to heal vs. the benchmark of 62 days.
These outcomes mean fewer hospitalizations, fewer amputations and disabilities. Most of all, they represent hope and an improved quality of life.