Wound Management

Our team specializes in advanced wound care for all types of chronic, non-healing wounds. We provide precise diagnoses and offer the latest tissue-based therapies to ensure the best possible treatment for our patients.

For a speedy wound recovery, it's important to have a precise diagnosis and an effective treatment plan. To facilitate this, we also assess your nutritional and medical equipment needs and refer you to the appropriate specialists.

Our expert providers have completed fellowship training in Hyperbaric Medicine at UCSD Medical Center, as well as advanced wound care training with many field experts, and we keep up to date with the latest advances in the field.

Our team is dedicated to minimizing your discomfort throughout the wound-healing process. We always administer anesthetics at the beginning of your visit. Patients may take their own pain medication prior to their appointment.

Common complications

Types of Wounds We Treat:

  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Venous stasis ulcers
  • Post-operative complications
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Arterial ulcers
  • Ulcers from autoimmune diseases like arthritis and lupus
  • Radiation tissue injuries
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state-of-the-art treatment options

Types of Wound Treatments:

  • Wound debridement (cleaning)
  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Application of artificial skin grafts
  • Negative pressure wound therapy
  • Compression garments
  • Offloading devices
For Providers

When to Consider a Referral:

  • Poor wound healing after two weeks of standard treatment
  • Dead or infected tissue
  • A previous history of poorly-healing ulcers
  • Vascular compromise (arterial, venous, or lymphatic), diabetes, or other significant medical conditions
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for patients

When to Contact Our Office:

  • You are experiencing pain from your wound
  • You experience an increase in drainage from your wound
  • You have high blood sugar and are diabetic
  • You have redness in the skin around your wound
  • You have bleeding from your wound
  • You experience changes in your body temperature, blood pressure or mental orientation
  • You need dressing supplies
  • You discover new wounds on your body
  • You have changes in your medication
  • You or your caretaker have difficulty completing prescribed dressing changes
  • Any other questions or concerns
OUR PROCESS

Simple Registration Process

At South Bay Wound Care, we strive to make the wound healing process as easy and frustration-free as possible for our patients. Contact us today and let us guide you through a stressful time.

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Schedule an Appointment

Contact our friendly staff by phone to schedule an appointment. All treatment happens onsite in our Chula Vista office. We will be happy to answer any questions you have about our services and help you get started on your wound healing journey.

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What to Bring

Please bring a list of all current medications, identification and insurance cards, and any recent lab or imaging results to your first appointment. This information is necessary for our providers to properly assess your condition and develop a plan of care.

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What to Expect

Plan to set aside two hours for your initial appointment. The first visit aims to determine the root cause of your non-healing wound and devise a plan to tackle those underlying problems. Additionally, this visit involves potential changes in wound care and educating you or your caregiver on how to assist. Follow-up visits will be an hour or less.

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Years of Experience
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Testimonials

What Our Patients Say

"If you ever find yourself in need of compassionate, knowledgeable and exceptional care please do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Dr. Hare. My orthopedic surgeon referred me to Dr. Hare due to an open wound after multiple surgeries from a car accident. I've had a wound care experience before this and I can say that Dr. Hare and his entire staff are absolutely amazing. They care about you and it shows. Being that I've experienced wound care before on a much smaller issue a few years ago and the amount of time that wound took to heal I was expecting this to be at least a year before I would be close to healing. But Dr. Hare and his staff are excellent at what they do and I just had my final appointment after 6 months of exceptional care. Aly is one of the most personable and friendly nurses I've encountered she goes out of her way to make you feel cared for. I felt like I made a friend during this experience. I 100% recommend Dr. Hare and South Bay Wound Care if you find yourself in need of help."
Jenn Rebello
FAqs

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can Cause a Non-Healing Wound?

Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, infection, inadequate nutrition, medications, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as "bed sores"). The healing time for wounds varies. Our goal is to heal chronic ulcers in eight to twelve weeks. We will determine the root cause of your non-healing wound and pursue an aggressive treatment plan.

How Quickly Can I Expect My Wound to Heal?

The healing time for wounds varies and is not definitive. It's important to note that certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or venous deficiencies, can slow down the healing process. To ensure successful and speedy healing, South Bay Wound Care will provide specific instructions to patients and caregivers on maintaining proper wound care at home.

Does Insurance Cover Wound Care Treatments?

Most health plans, including Medicare and Medi-Cal, cover wound care treatments.  Feel free to call us at 619-567-0499 to determine what your specific insurance plan covers.

How Do I Know if I Should Schedule an Appointment?

If a patient has an open wound that is not healing properly, they should seek evaluation at a center of excellence for specialized wound care like South Bay Wound Care. This is especially important for those with diabetes or poor circulation. Chronic wounds may not respond well to treatment for infection and inflammation. A wound that has not improved in four weeks or healed completely in eight weeks is considered a chronic, non-healing wound.

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Schedule an Appointment Today

We are ready to help! If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our wound care specialists, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Working Hours

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sat - Sun

Closed, By Appointment Only

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