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Napa: (707) 377-1007

Benicia: (707) 377-1005

Sonoma: (707) 940-1001

Petaluma Coming Soon!

Workers Comp: (707) 750-5402

PATIENT
PORTAL
BOOK
ONLINE

Federal Small Business Codes


CAGE: 9HRG0
UEI: GU39U1Q3V8S1
CA Small Business Supplier: ID#0000187127
Cert ID: 2030501
National Minority Business ID: WR07769

Wound Care and Treatment in Napa, Sonoma and Benicia

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Urgent Care and TeleHealth

Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in Napa, Sonoma and Benicia

When you have a wound, proper care helps prevent a life-threatening infection. Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa, Sonoma and Benicia are a resource for people in the Napa and Benicia communities who need urgent or routine care.

Our certified wound care specialists have the training to care for acute lacerations, burns, venous stasis ulcers, post-surgical wounds and other chronic wounds like in diabetic patients. Our clinic is managed by an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Ian Ahwah, who has 25 years of clinical experience.

Our goal is to make it easy to schedule an appointment online, and to always accept walk-ins. We are proud of our short wait times, great online reviews and will ensure that you can get care for your wound as quickly as possible. Urgent Care + TeleHealth accepts most insurance plans, and we also offer a discount for self-pay patients. We also offer discounts for anyone using Debit, FSA or HSA cards to pay for their visit.

Wound Care Treatment and Management in Napa, Sonoma and Benicia Q & A

When you have a wound, proper care helps prevent a life-threatening infection. Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa, Sonoma and Benicia are a resource for people in the Napa, Sonoma and Benicia communities who need urgent or routine care.

Our certified wound care specialists have the training to care for acute lacerations, burns, venous stasis ulcers, post-surgical wounds and other chronic wounds like in diabetic patients. Our clinic is managed by an emergency medicine physician, Dr. Ian Ahwah, who has 25 years of clinical experience. 

Our goal is to make it easy to schedule an appointment online, and to always accept walk-ins. We are proud of our short wait times, great online reviews and will ensure that you can get care for your wound as quickly as possible. Urgent Care + TeleHealth accepts most insurance plans, and we also offer a discount for self-pay patients. We also offer discounts for anyone using Debit, FSA or HSA cards to pay for their visit. 

Why Do Some Wounds Not Heal?

Most wounds heal in two to eight weeks. However, some wounds don’t heal as expected. In most cases, the cause of a non or delayed wound healing may be due to an infection, high blood sugar, immunosuppressive medications or diseases, vitamin deficiency or malnutrition. Other reasons why wounds might not heal include:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Poor nutrition
  • Older age
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Long surgical procedures
  • Incisions in the abdomen
  • Improper wound care at home
  • Excessive swelling
  • New trauma to the wound site

When Should I Go to an Urgent Care If I’m Worried About a Wound?

When you have a wound, it’s important to observe it for signs of infection. If you are unsure, come on in or take advantage of our telehealth option to quickly speak to a provider over our secure app. You should see our Urgent Care + TeleHealth wound care specialists if you notice any of the following signs. 

  • No signs of healing after two weeks
  • Numbness around the wound
  • Change in skin color around the wound or red marks going away from wound
  • Foul odor coming from the wound
  • Wound discharge
  • Ongoing or new swelling
  • New or worsening pain
  • Wound appears deeper or wider
  • Fever of greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit

What Are the Phases of Wound Healing?

Wound healing starts in your skin. You have three layers of skin: the epidermis, which is the outer layer; the dermis, which is the middle layer; and the hypo-dermis, which is the innermost layer. Wound healing starts with the epidermis. Your body wants to close the opening of the wound as quickly as possible. 

The first phase of healing starts with the formation of a clot. Next, your body produces inflammation in all of the skin layers. Then, proliferation of new skin cells repairs the epidermis. Finally, remodeling of the skin layers creates new skin cells and repairs the deeper tissues. These stages overlap, and remodeling and maturation is the last and longest part of the wound healing process.

Who Performs Wound Care?

At Urgent Care + TeleHealth, several of our providers are certified National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy wound care specialists. Each of our specialists has received specialized training and passed a rigorous test. This test includes questions about wound care management, debridement, infection control and infection prevention. Our providers participate in ongoing training and education through the Wound Care Education Institute to maintain their certification.

What Are Treatment Options to Speed Wound Healing?

Our wound care specialists at Urgent Care + TeleHealth offer a range of treatment options to speed the wound healing process. We start with cleaning the wound either via irrigation or physical debridement. This removes dirt and debris. Frequent changing of the dressings every 1-3 days helps to prevent bacterial growth, keeps the wound moist  and promotes faster healing times. When we change the dressing, we inspect the wound to assess its healing and look for signs of infection.

At Urgent Care + Telehealth, we also offer lifestyle tips to promote faster wound healing. We guide patients on quitting smoking to improve blood circulation, proper diet to lower blood sugar. We may prescribe medications to lower your blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and aid in smoking cessation. We also offer education on healthy eating, exercise and proper home care of wounds.

When you have a wound from a laceration, burn, varicose veins, poor circulation, or as a complication of diabetes, our specialists at Urgent Care + TeleHealth offer specialized wound care services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, reach out to us online or by phone today.

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Testimonials

What They Say

"Fantastic experience from booking the appointment, checking in and being seen. The staff were friendly, efficient and professional. They were knowledgeable about current medical problems. Testing was done very quickly. The doctor was awesome. One of the best I’ve ever seen in my 75 years of life. (Mind you I don’t remember the doctors I saw in my first three years) Symptoms, history, physical exam and test results were evaluated quickly. Diagnosis was made, recommendations and medication given. I was assured it I didn’t improve in 24 hours to return. Overall this group would get a 💯 and a gold star."

C Trace on Google, 12/2023

"Very good experience here. Made an appointment this morning, got in quickly , filled out forms online beforehand. Only waited 5 minutes and was seen by efficient, professional doctor. Front staff were very friendly and professional. I highly recommend this office, especially if you are vacationing in Napa!!! ;)"

J Barth on Google, 11/2022

"Fast, thorough, clean, professional, courteous! And I love the text updates and alerts! I am an RN and felt that the care was exceptional."

H. Brodey on Google, 2/2023

 

"All of my questions and concerns were answered with care and respect. The staff is very knowledgeable to help any medical need. A++ for me here."

-B Henry on Google, 2/2023