August 12, 2013
Geoffrey Smith, DO of the Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center, has recently been awarded the status of Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) by the American Board of Wound Management. The CWS board certification is a formal recognition of a master level knowledge and specialty practice in wound management.
This is a prestigious and rigorous certification in wound care, and demonstrates a distinct and specialized expertise in the practice. It represents to patients, employers and peers a dedication to the highest standards and achievement in wound care.
Smith, who has been with the Wound & Edema Center since its inception in 2008, is also certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Practitioners both as a family practice physician and as a geriatric specialist, seeing patients at Fort HealthCare Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in Fort Atkinson. In addition to his work at Fort HealthCare, Smith serves as Medical Director of Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek.
The Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center employs a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before. The center’s leading-edge treatments include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues and biosynthetics.
Chronic wounds affect more than six million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.
To learn more about the wound care options available locally, visit FortHealthCare.com/Wound.