Wounds Are a Symptom: If Only the Surgeon Had Noticed Her Lymphedema

Wounds are a SYMPTOM. Our job is to figure out what they are a symptom OF.

Before You Throw Away Those Used Dressings… See What You Can Learn

I think these days I collect more pictures of used dressings than of wounds, and I’m trying to figure out better ways to use this information in patient care.

Nutritional Screening and Vitamin D Groundhog Day

Why is it so hard to do the right thing about nutrition?

Sleep Apnea, Chair Sleeping and Leg Edema

The problems I treat are all SYMPTOMS of disease.

Ok Hill Rom – What’s Up With the Hospital Trays?

I was a caregiver instead of a doctor this past weekend, and noticed all the small frustrations of being a patient.

Join Me for Virtual Wound Rounds with Frank Aviles, April 8 on Advanced Dressings

Join us Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM EST for the second installment of Virtual Wound Rounds.

Protect Your Brain from COVID-19: Even More Data Out That Might Convince You

Still trying to decide whether to get vaccinated against COVID-19? If you think you have brain fog and fatigue NOW…

Protect Your Brain from COVID-19: Get Vaccinated

If you live in Montgomery County, Texas and you are 16 years of age or older – you can get vaccinated at the Woodforest Bank Stadium.

Wound Whisperer: Shhhh… My Secret Vitamin D Treatment for a Surgical Wound Dehiscence

There seems to be an increasing interest in the topic of Vitamin D, so I’m reposting some past entries.

Thoughts on the COVID-19 Blues, Volcanic Eruptions, and Perspective

I’ve been fighting the COVID-19 blues, and I need to maintain perspective.

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

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

Tales of the Medicare Disadvantaged #1

I thought that it would be enlightening to have someone with her credibility provide a detailed explanation of the challenges she has faced as a chronically ill person with Medicare Advantage. I am not foolish enough to think that anyone at CMS will listen, but it could serve as a warning to other patients.

Physician Fee Schedule Update

Physician Fee Schedule Update

The G2211 code (the inherently complex add-on code for evaluation and management – EM) has been deferred to 2024. Instead CMS increased the RVU value to $34.8931, which is 3.75% global pay increase for physicians.

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

Please Don’t Shoot the COVID-19 Messenger

In the wake of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, COVID-19 cases are soaring most places. Texas is not unique (see graph above). In October and early November things were looking a little better and now they are bad again. I work in a hospital-based outpatient...

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout in Texas

You can tell me about your reservations to vaccines in general or the COVID-19 vaccine(s) in particular some other time. I only know I can’t practice like this much longer. It’s bad for patients and it’s terrible for my own mental health.

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

New Study Indicates that HBOT May Have Anti-aging Effects

The Sagol Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Research, Shamir (Assaf-Harofeh) Medical Center in Israel has just published a new study indicating that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has “senolytic” (anti-aging) effects. The study is reported ahead of print in the journal Aging.

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