Please Stop the Madness of Radiation to the Shin

Please, if you are a patient with a bad skin cancer on the shin and have been recommended to have radiation instead of surgery, get a second opinion.

What the Heck is That Thing? Massive Localized Lymphedema Talk Now Available

Thank you Lymphapress for asking me to contribute to this fantastic resource for both patients and clinicians.

Keeping Quality Measures for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

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.

We Could All Use a Happy Ending – My Patient Talks About How Her Life Was Saved by DNA Testing

When it comes to diagnosing a mysterious disease, next-generation DNA sequencing is better than an episode of “House.”

The Neuropathy Song – by Dr. Monique Abner. Happy Monday!

If you had a hard time getting up to face the day – here’s an attitude adjustment from the inspiring and lovely Dr. Abner.

How to Do the Right Thing for Haiti

If you are moved to donate money in the face of these tragedies, I’d like to recommend a reliable non-profit.

Tetanus Booster Recommended for Patients with Chronic Wounds

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.

Doggie Diagnostics

I can’t help but imagine the ways that we could use trained canines in wound management.

The Return of the COVID Diaries: COVID and the Freedom to Choose

“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”

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.

COVID-19 Diaries

Guest blog from a friend and colleague who practices Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and is also a Critical Care physician. Here are her COVID-19 Diaries – uncensored. Click here to read more.

Latest Posts

The Hug Deficit

The Hug Deficit

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...

LympheHeroes Houston

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.

Sens. Cramer, Tuberville, Hoeven Introduce HBOT Access Act

Sens. Cramer, Tuberville, Hoeven Introduce HBOT Access Act

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.

Treating the Patient and Not the Wound

Treating the Patient and Not the Wound

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.”

Wound Care Reimbursements

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Dr. Fife sees patients at the CHI St. Luke's Hospital Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. For an appointment call (936) 266-2150.

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