Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH
The Wound Center at Endocrine Associate of West Village P.C.
Dean of Continuing Education
Chairman of Community Medicine
Professor of Medicine
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York, New York
Slow or non-healing wounds are common with diabetes, so proper care and regular check-ups are critical.
Both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes cause damage to blood vessels and nerves that can result in peripheral artery disease and peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness, and pain in the feet).
People diagnosed with diabetes should get a diabetic foot exam at least twice a year. You may need an exam more often if you have feelings of tingling, numbness, pain, or a burning sensation in your feet, or if you notice any swelling or have pain and difficulty when walking.
You should call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the following signs of a serious infection:
- A blister, cut, or other foot injury that doesn't start to heal after a few days
- A foot injury that feels warm when you touch it
- Redness around a foot injury
- A callus with dried blood inside it
- An injury that is black and smelly
The staff at Endocrine Associate of West Village, P.C. believe partnering with patients is vital to overall wellness, and we will gladly show patients how to regularly self-examine their feet for warning signs.
Our Healing Services
We provide a comprehensive and proactive course of treatment, support services, and cost-effective supplies of acute and chronic problem wounds. We offer highly effective treatments for a variety of chronic wounds, including:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Radiation injury to tissue and bone
- Compromised skin grafts
- Pressure ulcers
Our approach provides a comprehensive range of services that are specifically designed to help promote wound healing, including:
- Extensive wound assessment
- Pain management
- Compression therapy
- Patient wound education
- Infection management
- Nutritional counseling
- Biopsy of wounds
- Topical oxygen therapy
- Negative wound pressure therapy
- Skin substitutes
- Compression therapy for wounds
- Specialty shoes
- Classes & Education
WHAT TO EXPECT ON YOUR VISIT TO THE WOUND CENTER AT ENDOCRINE ASSOCIATE OF WEST VILLAGE P.C.;
When you arrive, you will meet with an actual physician for a consultation. This includes a physical examination and medical history evaluation. This diagnostic assessment helps us identify the type of wound you have and its underlying causes.
After the diagnostic exam, our team will work with you to establish a personalized treatment plan, and we will establish a connection with your primary care doctor to keep them apprised of your progress.
By collaborating care with the patient's primary physician, our wound care team concentrates on assessing the etiology of the problem wound and optimizing a treatment plan. With this strategic approach, we can often reduce healing time, reduce the cost of treatment, prevent amputation, and improve quality of an individual's life.
Most wound care treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance.
YOUR MULTIDISCIPLINARY WOUND CARE TEAM
As specialists in wound healing, our clinicians have a consistent track record of healing wounds — even those that haven't responded to other treatments. Endocrine Associate of West Village P.C. is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes Endocrinology and Diabetes specialty physicians, vascular surgeons, podiatrists, Pain Management Physicians, Nutritionists, Nurses, and Technicians.