Skagit Wound Healing Center
Phone: 360-814-2600

Patient in treatment with Robert Zwick, MD at Skagit Valley Hospital Wound Healing Center in Mount Vernon, WAThe Skagit Wound Healing Center opened in November 2004. Our team of providers includes physicians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, ostomy nurse’s, RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s and Certified Wound Specialists. All of our staff is highly trained in the treatment of wounds.

We have recently expanded to meet the needs of our patients and now provide hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the Sonya Beard Hyperbaric Center to accelerate the wound healing process for many of our patients. Click here to learn more about hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

If you have been referred to our clinic for treatment of a chronic wound or wounds, we look forward to taking care of you.

Patient Information
What to Bring to Your First Appointment
What to Expect During Your Treaments
Types of Wounds Treated at the Skagit Wound Healing Center
Meet our Team
Contact Us/Directions

Patient Information
Most of our patients are referred to us through their primary physician. In order to adequately care for our patients it’s important that they find a primary care provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP, please call our Physician Referral Line at 360-814-5555 or 360-629-5850 from Stanwood/Camano Island.

Most treatment options are covered by insurance. Some insurance companies require referrals to our office. Please check with your PCP or insurance company regarding coverage.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

Please click on this Initial Assesment, print and complete this brief medical history packet to bring with you to your first visit. This packet includes a list of all your current medications and any allergies you may have. Please assist us by providing any insurance cards and medical records or x-rays that could be helpful with your treatment.

What to Expect During Your Treaments
We strive to achieve a 25 percent decrease in wound surface area in four weeks. At this rate we expect wounds to be healed in 16 weeks. We track your progress weekly by wound measurement and photography. We require your cooperation and active involvement in your treatment plan to achieve these goals. Different wounds demand different lifestyle adjustments.

We carefully assess each situation to develop an individual care plan. In the wound healing process we use advanced dressing technology to aid in healing and may use debridement, skin grafts and wound vac’s. We are committed to making your treatment as painless as possible through the use of topical analgesics, which numb the wound, and may occasionally use injectable pain control.

Additional test may need to be conducted to give us more information regarding your blood flow, tissue oxygenation or infections. These tests will help us modify your treatment plans as appropriate.

Your treatment plan will likely involve weekly visits to the center so we can closely monitor your progress. You or your family member/caregiver will learn how to care for your wound based on your treatment plan and situation.

If you would like more information regarding nutritional needs or diabetes education please let us know and we can assist you.

Types of Wounds Treated at the Skagit Wound Healing Center:

  • Burns
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis
  • Arterial
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Skin Tears/Lacerations
  • Infected or Slow-healing Surgical Wounds
  • Ostomy Care

Meet our Team
Morrie Johnson, MD, FACS
Doris Lam, DPM
Anisa Pea, DPM
Catharine Schaeffer, ARNP, CWOCN
Bruce Skinner, MD, FACS
Audrey Warolin, ARNP
Robert Zwick, MD

Manager - Dennis Reilly, PT, CWS
Medical Director - Robert Zwick, MD

Contact Us/Directions
For more information or questions, contact us at 360-814-2600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Click here for a map and directions.