Published on August 09, 2021

Dr. Heinemann Named Medical Director for Wound Treatment Center

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Adam Heinemann, D.O., has been named medical director for the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Adam Heinemann, D.O., has been named medical director for the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.

Dr. Heinemann has been caring for patients in the Medical Center’s Emergency Department for more than two years and will continue in that role in addition to seeing patients in the Wound Treatment and Hyperbaric Medicine Center. Dr. Heinemann earned a doctor of medicine degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. He has completed intensive training in wound treatment and recently received his certification to supervise hyperbaric medicine.

“My interest in wound care began in 2009 when I was fortunate to shadow Dr. Kevin Florek, the director of the wound care center at Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, Michigan,” said Dr. Heinemann. “This experience allowed me a glimpse of life changing treatments administered in the office where both an immediate and long term difference can be seen.”

Dr. Heinemann joins full-time provider, Jacob Straley, A.G.A.C.N.P.-B.C., M.S.N., who specializes in wound treatment and hyperbaric medicine and is board certified in gerontology.

The Wound Treatment Center focuses on treating chronic wounds that have not healed within 30 days of conventional treatment. It follows clinically proven protocols that have led to 98.76 percent patient satisfaction and a median time to heal of 28 days. Treatment options include hyperbaric oxygen therapy, debridement, dressings, medications, patient education and other advanced applications. A multidisciplinary team coordinates care for any underlying conditions such as diabetes or vascular disease that may impact healing. The Center has a partnership with Healogics, the nation’s leading wound care management company, which provides consulting services to more than 500 hospitals across the United States.

The Center also provides hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment for emergency conditions, such as carbon monoxide poisoning or decompression sickness. It is one of only three facilities in Michigan and the only one in Northern Michigan designated for emergent HBO therapy.

Those who would like more information may call (989) 356-8075 or visit www.midmichigan.org/wound.