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WOUND CARE

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The Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Fatima Hospital
Are you one of more than 6 million Americans who suffer from chronic, non-healing wounds? Whether caused by complications from diabetes, pressure sores, traumatic wounds or other vascular disorders, chronic wounds can be incredibly disruptive to everyday living.

Don’t just wait for your wound to heal. Our Comprehensive Wound Care Center is here to get you moving again. We bring together recognized medical experts utilizing the latest treatments to care for your wounds. And it happens in a place where we understand the difficulties posed by chronic, non-healing wounds.

(Click here to learn about recent investments in our Wound Care Center including private rooms, new equipment and enhanced treatments: http://www.fatimahospital.com/news-and-events/post/wound-care-center-adds-private-rooms-new-equipment-enhanced-treatments)

We offer a variety of innovative treatments -- including hyperbaric oxygen therapy -- customized to meet your needs. You have an entire team including diabetes education specialists, specially-certified nurses, podiatrists, surgeons, vascular specialists, and primary care physicians working together on your behalf.

Our services are available in the community at our North Providence (Fatima Hospital, 200 High Service Avenue) and Lincoln (2 Wake Robin Road, Suite 204) locations.

During your course of treatment, we work with your physician to assure complete continuity of care. To learn more, call us at 401-456-3011 or ask your doctor if you could benefit from our services.

Dealing with Problem Wounds
Our team of wound care specialists work collaboratively with your doctor to ensure the best outcome for you. Our Center is made up of a team of experienced professionals that includes:

  • Physicians with advanced training in wound management;
  • Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds;
  • Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies;

Your Course of Treatment
The first step is to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, we create a program specifically tailored to your needs with treatment options that include:

  • Infectious disease management
  • Physical therapy
  • Vascular evaluation
  • Laboratory evaluation
  • Nutritional management
  • Pain management
  • Diabetic education
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiology
  • Debridement

Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regular basis for wound care. In most cases, we will educate you on caring for your wound at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most important part of your healing process and can positively impact the effectiveness of your care.

To download the Patient Referral Documentclick here

Please contact a member of our staff with any other questions you may have regarding your treatment.

Meet our Wound Care medical staff

Wound Center leadership: Dr. Andrew Lemoi, Phillip Zingale, PA-C
Andrew Lemoi, DPM
, is recognized as a Certified Wound Specialist by the American Board of Wound Management. He is board-certified in foot and ankle surgery. Dr. Lemoi received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from Temple University of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at Cambridge Hospital. Dr. Lemoi has clinical interest in sports medicine, advanced wound therapies and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. He is a geriatric/elder care provider at skilled nursing facilities throughout Rhode Island.

Phillip Zingale, PA-C, received his medical education at Hershey Medical College in Pennsylvania. A board-certified physician’s assistant, he has clinical interest in advanced wound therapy and surgery. He speaks English, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Elizabeth Conklin, MD
Elizabeth Conklin, MD, who is a general surgeon, has clinical interest in the areas of advanced wound care and hyperbaric medicine. She received her medical degree from University of Vermont, College of Medicine.  Dr. Conklin completed an internship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown University and her residency at University of Vermont. She is board-certified in general surgery, wound and hyperbaric medicine.

Joseph Domenico, DPM
Joseph Domenico, DPM, has special interest in podiatry and wound care. He received his medical degree from Temple University and completed his internship and residency at Memorial Hospital in Rhode Island. Dr. Domenico has a clinical interest in diabetic limb salvage. He is board certified by the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

Andrea Goldfarb, MD
Andrea Goldfarb, MD, received her medical degree from the University of Rochester and completed her residency at UMass Medical Center. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Underseas & Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Goldfarb has clinical interest in emergency medicine, advanced wound care, and hyperbaric medicine.

Dr. Thomas Mancini
Dr. Thomas Mancini graduated from Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He completed a podiatric surgical residency at Cranston General Hospital in Rhode Island. Has been in private practice for more than 30 years. He is Board Certified in Foot Surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Dr. Mancini's specific clinical interests include Wound Care, Foot Surgery, Diabetic Foot Care and Sports Medicine.

Dominic Roda, DPM
Dominic Roda, DPM is an honors graduate of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine.  He completed his residency training at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, RI.  Dr. Roda is certified in treating all conditions of the foot including conditions necessitating forefoot and rearfoot/ankle reconstructive surgery.  He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and is published in their journal and other medical literature. 

David Ruggiero
Dr. David Ruggiero, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon, has 20 years of extensive experience in diabetic foot care, limb loss management, generalized and specialized foot surgery, and systemic diseases affecting the foot. He received his medical degree from Temple University and has recently served on various boards such as President of the Rhode Island Podiatric Medical Association and co-chairman of the Podiatry Institute Seminar of Newport, Rhode Island.