We found 3 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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, vascular surgery, and wound care in Independence, MO, Liberty, MO, and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Stark accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Stark is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Kujath's medical specialty is undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Kujath attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Kansas City VA Medical Center, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine and wound care specialist in North Kansas City, MO and Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of preventive care and wounds. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labruzzo takes. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Meritas Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Labruzzo's office for an appointment.

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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.
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