Joy from Within

It’s not our circumstances that determine whether we are happy or sad – it’s our attitude.

The Beauty That Still Remains

When we can’t change our circumstances – we can change how we THINK about them.

The “Thankful” Bulletin Board

I am thankful to be in the field of wound care, which is endlessly interesting and full of opportunities to ease suffering.

Everything You Wanted to Know About COVID Testing

I had to get a COVID test to go to an in-person meeting and it’s obvious that the testing requirements for travel, meetings, etc. are a confused quagmire.

A Patient’s Perspective on Choosing a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Here’s a new post from our Patient Correspondent, Patricia Han, RN, about Medicare Drug Plans. She’s a retired nurse with many chronic health problems who used to be employed by a payer. I always learn something that a doctor ought to know from her real world examples...

When is a Pressure Injury of the Foot NOT a Pressure Injury? When It’s an Infarction of an Angiosome.

This is the left foot of a 34-year-old African American woman who spent 21 days in the intensive care unit, hypotensive from sepsis and on vasopressors with disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC).

Help Stop the Madness of Shin Radiation

If you have shin radiation wound cases you have treated (successfully or not), tell me your story and I will post them.

The Many Faces of Pyoderma Gangrenosum – This is Not a Pressure Injury

An adult patient with severe cerebral palsy developed several pressure ulcers after hospital admission for pneumonia.

The Many Faces of Pyoderma Grangrenosum – a Leg Ulcer Present for a Year

My purpose is not to discuss the challenges of treating Pyoderma Grangrenosum, but to show some of its many faces.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

I am going to post a series of patients with confirmed or presumed pyoderma gangrenosum, most of who’s biopsy findings did not confirm the diagnosis. However, their response to a trial of prednisone was dramatic and the wounds closed with prednisone (or in some cases,...

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

Hidden in Plain Sight: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

Hidden in Plain Sight: Pyoderma Gangrenosum

I am going to post a series of patients with confirmed or presumed pyoderma gangrenosum, most of who’s biopsy findings did not confirm the diagnosis. However, their response to a trial of prednisone was dramatic and the wounds closed with prednisone (or in some cases,...

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...

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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