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We found 4 wound care providers who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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Dr. Karl R Stark, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
2750 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 304
North Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Karl Stark specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Stark honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stark's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Scott W Kujath, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Scott Kujath is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Dr. Kujath accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Kujath attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
2301 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Augustin's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care. He practices in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Augustin is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Augustin is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, Internal Medicine
2700 Clay Edwards Drive; Suite 400
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Labruzzo practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Dr. Labruzzo's clinical interests include preventive care and wounds. He is professionally affiliated with Meritas Health. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labruzzo honors. Dr. Labruzzo is accepting new patients.

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What is Wound Care?

Wound care is the medical specialty devoted to the treatment of difficult wounds that are not healing as they should. Open sores are painful and may be embarrassing for patients. More importantly, wounds that don’t heal may get deeper over time, and they are prone to infection. Without appropriate treatment, an open wound can lead to hospitalization, amputation, sepsis, or even death.

Wound care specialists have a number of treatment options available to help a stubborn wound heal. These may include:
  • Hyperbaric oxygen treatment, which increases the amount of oxygen you breathe in to stimulate healing
  • Debridement, or the removal of dead tissue
  • Skin grafts
  • Specialty dressings, such as those containing silver or those that redirect weight off the wound

There are many risk factors for non-healing or chronic wounds, but the most common one is diabetes. Although diabetic foot ulcers are the most common wounds seen by wound care specialists, they may also treat other types of chronic or difficult wounds, including complications after surgery, infection wounds such as gangrene, or radiation wounds.

The wound care team may contain doctors, nurses, physical therapists, and medical techs. Their services are most often provided in hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, and nursing homes. As our population both ages and becomes more likely to struggle with obesity and diabetes, wound care is a growing and important specialty for preventing amputations and infections.