CMS has released the 2022 Proposed Rule for Hospital-Based Outpatient Departments

If you are currently working in a hospital-based outpatient wound center or ASC, then this proposed rule will impact your billing and payment.

A FREE Opportunity to Experience Wound Clinic Business!

The free sessions will be from 1–2 pm EST and run July 28 through Aug. 25.

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...

Sometimes I Love Being Wrong

It happened again. L-arginine made me look foolish.

Anatomy and Destiny: A Venous Occlusion Causing Skin Breakdown

The pattern of the lesions was important. Pay attention to breakdown that follows the anatomical course of a vessel.

A Mysterious Case of Inside-Out Tissue Necrosis

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.

My “Simple Girl” Guide to Oral Nutritional Supplementation Based on the Nestle MNA Score

This approach may not be fancy, but it’s helping to get wounds healed.

Remember Why We Do It

Once again a patient reminded me why I’m here.

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.

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.”

Axillary Web Syndrome Revealed

Axillary Web Syndrome Revealed

Axillary web syndrome (AWS), also known as cording, can occur as side effect of breast cancer surgery – usually when surgery has been performed on the lymph nodes of the axilla (armpit).

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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