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CHI St. Vincent Morrilton’s Wound Care Center Hosts Free Foot Screening

The CHI St. Vincent Morrilton Wound Care Center will host a free foot screening for the public from 9–10:30 a.m.on April 29. The event will take place at the Hickey Building located at 4 Hospital Drive in Morrilton and center clinicians will be checking for non-healing wounds and other conditions. Patients with diabetes, pre-diabetes or who are experiencing numbness or tingling in their feet are encouraged to attend.

“Early detection of a non-healing wound is extremely beneficial to the patient in terms of treatment,” said Dr. Georges Nawar, M.D. “Checking your feet at a foot screening may uncover a wound or condition a patient didn’t know they had.”

In patients with diabetes, the natural healing process and pain reflexes can be disrupted. Poor circulation may develop in the legs and feet (peripheral arterial disease or PAD) or patients may have high blood sugar, which slows down healing. If a patient has nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy), feet may feel numb or they may have no feeling at all. In either case, the injury may be painless. When that happens, blisters, cuts and sores can easily go unnoticed. A foot screening can help identify any wounds that are of concern.

CHI St. Vincent’s Wound Care Center provides a comprehensive approach to treating patients with non-healing wounds. The team features clinicians with advanced training in wound care. Walk-in appointments during the screening event will be accepted, but scheduling an appointment is encouraged. Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and can be reserved by calling: 877.295.2273