Meet Our Specialists
Over 6 million Americans suffer from wounds that won’t heal. At The Wound Care Clinic at CLS Health, our proven treatment heals a variety of chronic wounds. You’ll get the latest in equipment and technology, administered by our highly trained physicians and staff. Our specialized care is covered by most insurance plans and Medicare.
We are experts at caring for people whose open sores have resisted traditional treatment. Our results are impressive, with most chronic wounds improved within weeks and 89 percent of wounds healed in 16 weeks.
Your Role in Healing
Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. We’ll count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You’ll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We’re always here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.
For New Patients
Once your appointment is scheduled, we will mail or email the patient forms (at right) to you. Please complete these forms carefully. Make sure to list all of your current prescription and over-the-counter medications, specifying the dosage and how often you take them. This information is written on the prescription label. If you need help completing the forms, please arrive 20 minutes early so our staff can assist you. Please bring these completed forms, a photo ID, insurance cards, and a current medication list to your appointment. We proudly serve the patient population in Houston, Southeast Houston, Baytown, League City, Friendswood, Pasadena, Webster, and the surrounding areas.
About Wound Care
Clear Lake Wound Care strives to give the best medical care possible. Dr. Moosa believes that honest and open communication is paramount. There have been many advances in medical technology and treatment, however, the patient is always a person first. They have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and compassion.
What is a wound care specialist?
Wound care specialists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to treat and care for all types of wounds, both acute and chronic. Patient and family education is a key role of a wound care specialist. Wounds heal differently for everyone and improvements are a gradual process.
Our wound care specialist provides expertise in:
- Venous Ulcers
- Arterial Ulcers
- Acute Injury
- Surgical Wounds
- Natural Healing Medicines
- Diabetic Wounds
- Pressure Sores
- Wound Closure
- New Tissue Growth
- Wound Tissue Rejuvenation
Ostomy Care and Education
Patients with ostomies need an advocate who will guide them through the process of living successfully with one. Our clinic staff includes Wound Care Certified and Ostomy Management Specialist Certified Nurses (WCC and OMS) who are available to give individualized instruction about ostomies to people brand new to having one, as well as those who have had one for a long time but need additional support.
Our wound care team is well versed in the different types of ostomy appliances available and how to order them. They offer emotional support and practical information to patients and their caregiver(s). The team also consults on any abnormalities around the stoma, including wounds that may occur.
As an added convenience, patients do not need a physician referral to receive ostomy services from our clinic. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our certified ostomy specialist, please call us at (281) 816-3091
For patients who:
- Are scheduled to receive a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy (ileal conduit) surgery
- Have just received an ostomy
- Are frustrated with frequent changes of their appliance
- Want and need more information about their appliance and what is available to them
- Has developed an open wound around the urostomy, ileostomy, or colostomy site
Living with an Ostomy
When your body can’t get rid of waste in the normal way, you may need an ostomy. This can happen because of a disease or a medical procedure. An ostomy is an opening that is created surgically somewhere on the body to help get rid of stool or urine. The waste is collected in a removable bag, called a pouch. The pouch is on the outside of the body and can be emptied as needed.
Ostomies often get confused with stomas, but they are different medical terms. Ostomy means the opening itself. Stoma refers to the end of the ureter or bowel that often must extend slightly through the ostomy for urine or feces to leave the body.
Ostomies come in many different types. The most common is a colostomy when part of the colon or rectum needs to be removed. In this procedure, an opening is made in the abdominal wall. A remaining part of the bowel is connected to it for the stool. Colostomies can be temporary or permanent. They have subtypes, depending on where the colostomy is made. These include sigmoid or descending, transverse, loop, and ascending. An ileostomy is a similar type of procedure done on the ileum. The ileum is part of the small intestine. All ostomies include a pouch and a wafer that help protect the skin from irritation.
Caring for Chronic Wounds and Preventing Infections
Chronic or non-healing wounds are sores that have not significantly improved from conventional treatments. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds lead to lower quality of life and may lead to amputations. While some wounds heal by themselves, others need specialized care and treatment provided by the specialists at Clear Lake Wound Care at Clear Lake Specialties.
Here are some tips to help a wound heal and prevent further infection:
Clean, Clean, Clean. Wash your hands and wear protective gloves (latex or vinyl) when dealing with your wound. Keep or change those dressings just as you’ve been instructed. Keep surfaces where you’ll be changing wound bandages and/or applying topical ointments clean and disinfected.
Sleep. Your body does most of its healing while you sleep. The average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Nutrition. Your body is its own best healer. Ask a nutritionist about the benefits of vitamins such as C, B, and E, calcium and zinc, and the importance of a diet high in protein. Amino acids in protein help build muscles, skin, hormones, and your immune system. But you can’t get enough from the foods you eat when dealing with stubborn wounds.
Antibiotics. While antibiotics may be necessary to fight an infection, they can also rob your colon of good bacteria that cleans your system. It’s worth investigating the benefits of eating yogurt or taking acidophilus or a probiotic during your course of antibiotic treatment. You can also speak with a nutritionist about supplements.
Step Safely. Most slow-healing wounds occur in lower extremities, so it’s important to practice daily foot care, especially if you’re diabetic.
Check your feet daily for abrasions or athlete’s foot.
If a cut or sore does occur, wash it with soap and water before applying a topical antibacterial medication like Neosporin®. Protect your wound with the right size bandage and keep it dry.
The Wound Care Clinic is part of CLS Health. CLS Health is a multi-specialty medical group providing patient care in Friendswood, Webster, Dickinson and the surrounding areas.
Your physician will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your wound. Follow instructions carefully, as interfering with your dressing can compromise your recovery.
Treatment periods for wounds vary depending on the patient and type of wound. In many cases, for optimal healing, weekly visits are necessary.
Honey, chamomile, aloe vera, and zinc are all common natural remedies that are effective in treating wounds. Your wound care specialist will decide what type of treatment is necessary after your wound has been assessed.
According to Healogics, 25% of people living with diabetes will experience a foot ulcer. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that is commonly located at the bottom of the foot.