Kim Weber, M.D., a familiar ‘new’ face at Reid Wound Healing Center
For Kim Weber, M.D., joining the Reid Wound Healing Center is just like coming home.
"I am excited to work with the amazing Reid Wound Healing Center staff again," she said of her recent return to become the first full-time physician at the center. Dr. Weber spent 20 years in private practice in Hagerstown from 1996 to 2016, and served as a consulting physician on the wound center team for the last eight of those years. She left the practice to serve at the Dayton VA Medical Center, spending the last three at the Richmond Community Based Outpatient Clinic.
"Caring for veterans encompasses the entire range of health care," she said. Her previous work in wound care helped prepare her for serving veterans with basic wound care. She also referred patients to the center she is now joining.
"Wound care utilizes all the skills a primary care clinician already has, particularly in chronic care management. When you combine this with proven wound care strategies, the latest techniques and technology, and at times more advanced intervention provided by general surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and podiatry, you often get to be part of a miracle. It is rewarding to help patients heal their wounds, and it is wonderful when you are part of healing an injury that was thought to be a lost cause."
Dr. Weber says the field of wound care continues to advance. Basic care still includes traditional and specialized dressings that help a wound to heal. "Grafts have expanded past skin grafts and include several biologic grafts that accelerate wound healing. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is instrumental in healing many wounds that would otherwise fail. Surgical intervention continues to advance to step in when conservative measures are not successful."
Reid Wound Healing Center continues to have a robust panel of primary care and surgical specialists who each bring their unique skills and perspective to patient care, she says. "Often when you have hit a roadblock with a wound, one of your colleagues is able to provide a fresh perspective."
"I am privileged and excited to be a member of Reid Wound Healing Center and Reid Health. My family and I have been a part of the Richmond community for 24 years and it is rewarding to provide care for our community, first in private practice, then through the Dayton VA, and now with Reid Wound Healing Center."
The center continues to maintain a panel of advising physicians and caregivers. They include:
- Kendall Alig, NP
- Dr. Cassey Crowell, Podiatrist
- Amy Frantz, PA
- Dr. Shawn Greathouse, Plastic Surgeon
- Dr. Alisha Jones, Podiatrist
- Dr. Mahendra Kalra, Internal Medicine
- Dr. Christopher Moore, Surgeon
- Dr. Sylvester Osayi, Surgeon
- Dr. Vasilios "Bill" Spyropoulos, Podiatrist
The Wound Healing Center, at 1380 Chester Boulevard, is implementing the "Safe Pathways to Care" initiative to ensure the safety of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes masking of staff, patients and visitors and use of appropriate protective equipment, increased cleaning and sanitizing and limiting the number of people in waiting area.
To reach the Reid Health Wound Healing Center: (765) 983-3300.