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Wound Care and Treatment in Napa and Benicia

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Urgent Care and TeleHealth

Occupational Medicine & Urgent Care located in Napa, CA & Benicia, CA

When you have a wound, proper care helps prevent a life-threatening infection. Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa 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 and Benicia Q & A

When you have a wound, proper care helps prevent a life-threatening infection. Urgent Care + TeleHealth clinics in Napa 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. 

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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Chronic Migraine and Headache Diagnosis and Treatment

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IV Vitamin Infusion Hydration Therapy

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Allergy Testing and Treatment

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Wound Care by Certified Specialists for Acute, Post Surgical and Chronic/Diabetic Wounds

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Great Doctor & Staff Very efficent and caring

Submitted 11/08/19

K.S.

Dr Ahwah was very good! He listened to me and checked me thoroughly. I highly recommend him. I’m not sure though if he has other regular office other than Urgent Care, otherwise, I will have him as my PCP.

Submitted 12/02/18

D.T.

Very quick! I showed up as a walk-in patient right when the Clinic opened. Spent maybe 15 minutes filling paperwork and dealing with insurance. Saw the doctor almost immediately, took him 5 seconds to determine my ailment, sent me off with 3 prescriptions. A couple days later I’m as good as new!

Submitted 10/30/18

E.H.

Quick and efficient! Glad to know this option of a quick visit is so close to home and open on weekends

Submitted 10/21/18

F.F.

I was treated promptly and keep kindly, when I came in after a bicycling accident. The medication that was prescribed is working. The glued wound continued to bleed at home, so I had to apply a large adhesive strip to stop bleeding on my clothing. I’m trending better. Thanks for your care.

Submitted 09/21/18

J.S.

Very helpful staff in & out quickly . Highly recommend for urgent care .

Submitted 09/19/18

L.B.

The doctor and whole team was awesome. My first time there and my first time to an urgent care facility. Good to know there is a convenient place in my neighborhood that I can get in and out quickly. A quick diagnosis, vitals, medical notes/info, and a prescription …and a CVS in the same mall for the pharmacy!

Submitted 08/21/18

G.E.

The staff and doctor were all quite courteous and welcoming. I got a lot of information about my condition from the doctor, who was very thorough and had an excellent “bedside manner.”

Submitted 08/12/18

S.P.

visit to your medical service was timely & well done

Submitted 07/31/18

T.M.

Dr. Ian Ahwah was great! He knew exactly what was going on with my severe sore throat and prescribed me some meds that took care of the condition. Thank you Dr. Ahwah!

Submitted 07/30/18

D.N.

Great workers very caring

Submitted 07/29/18

D.S.

The facility was clean and bright, registration was quick and easy, and the wait time was short. I was treated with respect. The doctor communicated well regarding the medical issue and treatment.

Submitted 07/29/18

K.H.

Very good experience. He listened well and was genuinely concerned. I would absolutely recommend to a friend!

Submitted 07/29/18

S.C.

Dr. Ahwah is always patient and always listens. The staff there are great and very helpful.

Submitted 07/28/18

L.J.