Diabetic Foot and Wound Center
Wound Care Specialists & Podiatrists located in Bakersfield, CA
If you develop a slow-healing wound that requires immediate medical attention, consider visiting the walk-in wound clinic at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center in Bakersfield, California. There and the wound care specialist team offer convenient same-day appointments on weekdays and weekends. If you’re concerned about infection or other complications, utilize the walk-in wound clinic, or you may call to schedule an appointment or book online.
Walk-in Wound Clinic Q & A
What is the walk-in wound clinic?
The walk-in wound clinic at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center provides acute care for leg and foot wounds that require prompt diagnosis and treatment. You can meet with a qualified wound care expert seven-days-per-week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
You don’t need to schedule an appointment in advance, either. The team sets aside plenty of time for walk-ins, meaning you can stop by at any time that’s convenient. One thing is certain –– wounds don’t wait. The team understands this and designed the walk-in wound clinic to meet individual patients’ needs.
What types of issues does the walk-in wound clinic treat?
The walk-in wound clinic provides treatment for a variety of common problems, including:
- Foot ulcers
- Ankle ulcers
- Lower leg wounds
- Infected ingrown toenails
You might also benefit from treatment at the walk-in wound clinic if you have a slow-healing wound or infection caused by diabetes, neuropathy, or another circulatory problem.
What can I expect at the walk-in wound clinic?
The walk-in wound clinic at Diabetic Foot and Wound Center provides compassionate, comprehensive care in a warm and welcoming environment. Upon your arrival, you fill out several pieces of paperwork, including information about the reason for your visit, the symptoms you’re experiencing, and their severity.
Next, you meet with an on-staff wound care specialist. They conduct a physical exam, review your medical history, and ask about your symptoms and lifestyle.
Make sure you're open and honest with your provider. Share any previous diagnoses and let them know if you smoke, drink alcohol, or take any prescription medications or supplements. If your provider is unable to make a diagnosis based on this information, they might order diagnostic tests like an ultrasound, MRI, CT scan, or X-rays.
Can the walk-in wound clinic recommend treatment?
Yes. After pinpointing the underlying cause of your wound or wounds, your provider develops a custom care plan to ease pain, prevent infection, and encourage healing. The team offers a variety of safe, effective treatments. Depending on your unique needs, they might recommend:
- Amputation prevention
- MIST® Therapy
- Wound debridement
- Wound care
- Total contact cast (TCC) offloading
- Advanced biologics
You might also benefit from hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Diabetic Foot and Wound Center’s walk-in wound clinic is open seven days a week and ready to care for your wound. You may also call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment.