A wound care clinic that’s been at Wesley Medical Center for a couple of decades is now moving east to its own space at the Waterfront.
Physician Justin Gooden, who is the owner and medical director of Mid-Kansas Wound and Limb Salvage, said his desire is to help people heal from wounds with advanced treatments all in one place.
“The biggest reason I’m moving out is basically because of capacity,” he said. “We’ve outgrown our space significantly.”
Currently, the clinic has to send patients elsewhere for some care, such as physical therapy.
At the new building, which is at 10346 E. Stonegate Lane next to Accent Lighting, there will be room for everything under one roof.
“The goal is to try to prevent people from having to be hospitalized,” Gooden said. “People have chronic wounds for years sometimes.”
The clinic treats a variety of wounds, including diabetic, arterial, venous and surgical. It also focuses on limb preservation.
Mid-Kansas Wound takes referrals from around the state.
Gooden said because wounds often deteriorate rapidly, the “goal is to get the patient in within 48 hours.”
“Right now, we just don’t have the space to be able to do that.”
With the new space, Gooden said he should be able to increase capacity by 35% to 40%.
There’s also room in the new building where the clinic can expand when ready.
In addition to having its own physical therapy space, the new Mid-Kansas Wound space will have a lymphatic massage clinic. Gooden said massage and physical therapy can help offset issues related to edema and a loss in mobility. He said his goal is to help patients improve the quality of their lives.
There also will be an on-site nutritionist and a diabetes educator.
Gooden said he’s already been adding staff members and should be fully staffed with 40 or more employees by the new clinic’s fall opening.
With the move, Gooden said he’ll be able to expand the products and treatments he uses. That includes additional stem cell treatments for healing.
The new space will have double the square footage the current clinic has.
Craig Simon of Landmark Commercial Real Estate handled the deal for the Waterfront space, which should open sometime in September.
Gooden is looking forward to the new space, particularly for patients who “will be able to come to one place and get all of the treatments done.”