Wound Care Specialist

Proper wound care is essential to prevent a slow-healing wound from worsening or becoming severely infected.

New York Medical and Vascular Care

Cardiologists, Vascular Doctors, Podiatrists, Gastroenterologists, Physical Therapists, Pediatricians, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Physicians Serving Patients in Sheepshead Bay, Marine Park, Flatlands & Midwood, Brooklyn, New York, Astoria Queens, New York, & Manhattan, New York

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At New York Medical Vascular Care, we serve patients in Astoria, Queens, Sheepshead Bay, Midwood, and Marine Park/Flatlands of Brooklyn. Our expert medical team provides advanced wound treatments designed to enhance healing, alleviate pain, and minimize the risk of complications. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today for specialized wound care.

Wound Care Q & A


What is wound care?

Minor wounds often heal on their own in healthy people with strong immune systems. However, severe or slow-healing wounds sometimes require medical attention to reduce pain and speed recovery. Consult the highly trained team at New York Medical Vascular Care at the first sign of a non-healing wound.

Why isn’t my wound healing quickly?

If you have a wound that’s severe or not healing on its own, it might be because lots of bacteria got inside the wound.

Other factors contributing to slow-healing wounds include autoimmune diseases (such as diabetes), poor nutrition, liver or kidney diseases, lung problems, smoking, and obesity. Taking certain medications, undergoing radiation therapy, or chemotherapy can also contribute to slow-healing wounds.

What are my wound care treatment options?

Advanced wound care treatments available at New York Medical Vascular Care include:

At-Home Treatments

At-home treatment options include keeping your wound clean, using antibiotic ointments, covering wounds with pads, dressings, or bandages—especially wounds on your feet—and wearing comfortable shoes that fit well.

Physical Examination

Total contact casting consists of a plaster or fiberglass shell you wear around your foot and leg. The cast distributes weight along your entire foot to reduce pressure against a foot wound.

Do you experience leg fatigue, cramping, and pain? You might have Peripheral Vascular Disease.

Ask us how we can help today.

Specialized Dressings

New York Medical Vascular Care providers might recommend specialized dressings to help a wound heal faster. Examples include bio-engineered living tissue, skin substitutes, becaplermin (Regranex), multi-layer compression, and negative pressure wound dressings.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

HBOT at New York Medical Vascular Care exposes your body to 100% oxygen at high pressure to naturally speed up healing.

Diet Evaluations

An on-site New York Medical Vascular Care dietitian can evaluate your current diet and offer recommendations, helping you control diabetes, eat healthier, and allow wounds to heal faster.

The providers at New York Medical Vascular Care personalize each wound care treatment based on the type and severity of the wound. They help you heal quickly with minimal to no pain or downtime.

Don’t live with slow-healing or painful wounds when relief is within reach at New York Medical Vascular Care. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online for advanced wound care today.

What Are the Benefits of Physical Exams?

A physical exam with the board-certified New York Medical Vascular Care staff can help your provider detect or rule out some of the following conditions:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Thyroid problems
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Illnesses and injuries
  • Asthma and allergies

Preventing or treating these and other health issues is a good way to avoid potentially serious medical problems.

Meet Our Expert Doctors

Jodiane Ashpole, NP

Leah Elman, NP

Moustafa Elsheshtawy, MD

Moustafa Elsheshtawy, MD

Norman Sobol, MD

Claude Simon, MD, Ph.D.

Claude Simon, MD, Ph.D.

Albert Nadaf, MD

Albert Nadaf, MD

Dr. Bilal Mannan

Bilal Mannan, MD

Panagiotis Zenetos, MD

Panagiotis Zenetos, MD

Morson Gladys, NP

Nagah Alaidy, PT

Nagah Alaidy, PT

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