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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Wound Center Begins New Laser Therapy to Reduce Return Visits


Last updated 7/11/2019 at 2:32pm

Chevon Baccus

Dr. Fred Howard with laser therapy machine

Concerned that too many patients got their wounds healed but ended up coming back for more treatments, the Lake Wales Wound Care Center has added another therapy to its list of options.

Dr. Fred Howard on Tuesday, July 2 did the center's first treatment that used a laser to burn off vessels in leg veins. The treatment is designed to get blood flowing properly to reduce swelling that can cause wounds to fester and create painful sores.

"They come, they get wound care, they get healed and then they go back out into the community and then come back," said center Director Amanda Williams, who...

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