Skip Navigation
Skip Main Content

Wound Care Treatment in Atlanta, GA

Wound Care Specialist & General Surgery Doctor

Dealing with a wound that won't heal can be a difficult and stressful experience. Chronic wounds, like those caused by a traumatic injury or a condition like diabetes, need special attention and care in order to heal properly. If left untreated, these wounds can lead to pain, infection, and disability. Additionally, visible wounds can negatively impact self-confidence, preventing you from living life to the fullest.

At the office of Dr. Deborah Martin, you will receive the expert attention and care needed to treat your wound. Dr. Martin is an experienced, compassionate general surgeon in the Atlanta, GA area who is dedicated to providing her patients with the highest quality of care. From diabetic wound treatment to burn wound care, she is here to help you on your road to recovery.


Woman eating a bowl of fruit

Wound Care From A Female Surgeon Near You

Chronic Wound Treatment

When it comes to wound care, it is essential to find a doctor that you can trust with your health and well-being. With Dr. Martin’s expertise and dedication to patient satisfaction, you can count on receiving the highest quality of care for your wound. Her approach focuses on:

  • Accurately diagnosing and assessing the wound
  • Identifying and addressing underlying causes or contributing factors
  • Developing and implementing an individualized treatment plan
  • Monitoring progress and adjusting the plan as needed
  • Educating patients about proper wound care practices and preventive measures

If you or a loved one require specialized wound care and treatment, don't hesitate to contact Dr. Deborah Martin. With her compassionate and understanding approach, expert guidance, and state-of-the-art treatment techniques, Dr. Martin is here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is a chronic wound?

Typically when we suffer a wound, it heals on its own within a few weeks. A chronic wound is one that does not heal properly or takes an extended amount of time to heal, usually taking longer than 4-6 weeks. Without the proper attention and care, these wounds can become infected or worsen over time.

What causes chronic wounds?

Often, factors like poor blood circulation, immobility, malnutrition, infection, certain underlying medical conditions, and inadequate wound care practices contribute to the development or persistence of chronic wounds.

For example, a person with diabetic neuropathy may be at an increased risk for developing chronic wounds due to their diminished sensation, making it difficult to detect a potential wound in its early stages. And, if special attention isn't paid to areas we don't regularly see, like the bottoms of our feet, foot ulcer treatment may become necessary.

When should I seek out a wound care clinic or a medical professional?

You should consider seeking medical attention for your wound if it:

  • Isn't showing signs of improvement within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Is showing signs of infection (tenderness, redness, swelling, discharge, etc.)
  • Is extensive, deep, or involves significant tissue loss.
  • Is causing severe or persistent pain.
  • Recurs, meaning you experience wounds or ulcers repeatedly in the same area.

Additionally, if you have an existing medical condition that affects wound healing, such as diabetes, vascular disease, or a compromised immune system, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional to manage your wound care properly.

How can I help my wound heal?

In addition to seeking medical care from an expert like Dr. Martin, there are several steps you can take to facilitate the healing of your wound, including:

  • Practicing good hygiene: Regularly wash and clean the wound with clean water to keep it free of any infectious bacteria. Additionally, follow your healthcare provider's instructions regarding dressing changes and the application of any prescribed ointments or medications.
  • Keeping the wound covered: Covering your wound with a bandage can protect it from further irritation and harmful bacteria, helping it to heal faster.
  • Eating a healthy diet: A balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins is essential for wound healing. Make sure you're getting enough nutrients to support the healing process.
  • Following a consistent wound care routine: Stick to the wound care regimen recommended by your doctor and attend regular follow-up appointments. This will help your doctor monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan as you go.

Start Your Road to Recovery Today

Get personalized, expert wound care from Dr. Deborah Martin today.