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Wound Care Provider Dr. Martinez Added to Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Wound Care Staff

Posted Date: 2/24/2021
Ferdinand Martinez, MD

For more than 15 years, the staff at Mon Health Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH) has been providing wound care to local residents, making a difference in their lives on their road to recovery. The staff knows that all wounds do not heal the same way, nor within the same time frame, so they are dedicated to caring for people with wounds that have resisted traditional means of healing. 

The team recently expanded with the addition of Mon Health physician Dr. Ferdinand Martinez. The therapy staff also includes physical therapists John Weber, of Buckhannon, Matt DeGarmo, of Clarksburg, and Kate Jones, of Bruceton Mills. The wound care staff now has a combined 60 years of experience. Their office is at 249 West Second Street in Weston. 

Dr. Martinez has more than a decade in wound care and explained, "I have been providing wound care since 2010. I realized that as a general surgeon, I sometimes create wounds. I have learned to heal wounds as part of the spectrum of surgical care. My years of experience have given me unique qualifications to take care of wounds. Together with the experienced SJMH Physical Therapy team, we will care for any chronic wounds, diabetic foot, venous leg, and pressure ulcers; also wounds from surgery or traumatic injuries.

His other specialties include general surgery and vein care. Dr. Martinez has Board Certification from the American Board of Surgery. 

Dr. Martinez also advised that it is beneficial to be part of the Mon Health network with multiple wound care disciplines such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, soft tissue biopsy, venous doppler studies, biological skin grafts, and lymphedema services. All of these services can come together to give the patient the best opportunity for recovery. 

Sometimes a patient will not realize the need for the specialized treatment SJMH can provide until they visit the office. Wound care provider Kate Jones knows this all too well. 

"Recently, we had a patient who had an ulcer on the back of his leg which became progressively worse. He finally came to us. He was trying to manage the wound by himself but it would not health because of poor circulation. We were able to evaluate and treat the patient with the appropriate compression dressings and provide ongoing wound care," said PT Kate Jones.

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