About Dr. Fife
Dr. Fife is a world-renowned wound care physician. She is the Director of the Wound Care Center at CHI St. Luke’s The Woodlands Hospital, CMO of Intellicure, Inc., Exec. Director of the US Wound Registry & Editor of Today’s Wound Clinic.
Report Honest Healing Rates
It’s time for Wound Care physicians and providers to stand up for truly honest outcomes and transparent quality reporting. If we don’t we may see our entire profession wiped out. Click here to read more.
Thank you Lymphapress for asking me to contribute to this fantastic resource for both patients and clinicians.
I need at least 20 advanced practitioners to take this survey to have a chance of keeping quality measures around in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
When it comes to diagnosing a mysterious disease, next-generation DNA sequencing is better than an episode of “House.”
If you had a hard time getting up to face the day – here’s an attitude adjustment from the inspiring and lovely Dr. Abner.
If you are moved to donate money in the face of these tragedies, I’d like to recommend a reliable non-profit.
Tetanus is one of those diseases that has become rare thanks to vaccination, but may be making a comeback as a result of opposition to vaccination.
Another Tale of the Medicare Disadvantaged: MA Prior Authorization is Needed for the Skilled Home Health Agency to Get Wound Dressings – It’s a Joke, Right?
This process has taken more than 6 phone calls and the patient still doesn’t have dressings, even though he has a home health agency.
I can’t help but imagine the ways that we could use trained canines in wound management.
“I will have to care for the unvaccinated people when they get desperately sick and yet I, too believe in personal freedom. And that means I have the freedom to quit”
If you can’t get away on a diving vacation right now, then register for this event and enjoy Joe’s beautiful photographs.
If you are currently working in a hospital-based outpatient wound center or ASC, then this proposed rule will impact your billing and payment.
The free sessions will be from 1–2 pm EST and run July 28 through Aug. 25.
As a medical student, I remember being counseled by a very wise (and very brilliant) physician mentor about “therapeutic touch.” It might just be a pat on the arm – but he made a point to touch every patient he saw (naturally, in a socially appropriate way) even when...
It happened again. L-arginine made me look foolish.
The pattern of the lesions was important. Pay attention to breakdown that follows the anatomical course of a vessel.
What is worth considering about this case is the way in which these two wounds actually formed from the INSIDE to the OUTSIDE when the expanding hematoma caused ischemia of the overlying skin.
How EHRs Can Help Practitioners Address Nutritional Deficits with Patient, Real-Time Clinical Suggestions
I am ashamed of how many years it took for me to get serious about the impact of nutritional deficits in chronic wounds.
This approach may not be fancy, but it’s helping to get wounds healed.
Once again a patient reminded me why I’m here.
Last week I had the honor of speaking at the 4th LympheHeroes Houston virtual meeting on the topic of “Lymphedema and Wound Care” – along with my friend and colleague Denise “Missy” Baylor, CLT.
Does your electronic health record (EHR) include nutritional screening tools?
U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, joined Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) in introducing the HBOT Access Act of 2021, a bill to make Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) an available resource for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who have exhausted other evidence-based treatment options.
The webinars are free to patients and healthcare professionals.
Check out my editorial in Today’s Wound Clinic about the way that things have changed for the outpatient wound center.
Here’s a good reminder that we encounter heroes every day – from all age groups, races and backgrounds.
Check out this article by Efthymios Gkotsoulias, David Kuten and me, published in the April issue of Today’s Wound Clinic entitled, “Multidisciplinary Teams, All the Time: Treat the Patient and Not the Wound.”
Even if you can’t attend live, be sure to register so we can provide you with the recorded link afterward!