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Hyperbaric and Wound Care Specialist Joining Fort HealthCare's Wound & Edema Center in Johnson Creek

Health, Wellness & You
Friday, February 12, 2010

Fort HealthCare is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Robert Goldman as medical director of the Wound & Edema Center, located in Johnson Creek. As a specialist in wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Goldman offers expertise in the high tech treatment of those coping with non-healing, chronic wounds. “My personal mission is to correctly diagnose and heal wounds and to improve function and quality of life for those who are healing,” remarks Goldman.

His interest in wound care began in 1987 with the opportunity to research burn treatment as a medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein Medical School in New York City and a National Institutes of Health (NIH) fellowship in physiatry and wound care at the University of Pennsylvania. As a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania, he spearheaded and directed its first comprehensive wound clinic. After which he completed a visiting assistant professorship in hyperbaric medicine at the University of Texas, Houston; and subsequently obtained specialized training in hyperbaric medicine. Goldman is a board-certified specialist in PM&R. In the field of physiatry, rehabilitation medicine that treats nerve, muscle, and bone injuries or illnesses that affect movement, Goldman is a leading teacher on the subject of wound healing.

Dr. Goldman has presented to fellow physicians at national conferences and has published in over 25 scientific publications in medical journals. He’s received two awards for reviewing manuscripts for publication and several NIH awards for his research on wounds. Further, Goldman participates in leadership of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition to his vast experience with wound care and hyperbaric medicine, Dr. Goldman has treated over 1,000 edema patients, which is one of the specialties offered at the Johnson Creek Wound & Edema Center. Dr. Goldman looks forward to bringing healing options, such as hyperbaric medicine, to southern Wisconsin.

The Fort HealthCare Wound & Edema Center provides expert care in the treatment of all types of wounds and edema. The providers will work with your doctor to assist in healing your problem wound or edema. The Wound & Edema Center uses the most up-to-date practices in the treatment of problem wounds and edema, including hyperbaric medicine and LANA-certified therapists. Thanks to comprehensive care plans, healing rates at the Wound & Edema Center consistently meet or exceed the national averages. Patients can expect education and treatment in these and other areas, as needed: nutritional management, pain management, physical therapy, radiology and nuclear medicine. For more information, call (920) 699-4245 or visit