Two physicians on staff at the Wound Healing Center at St. Bernards have earned certification as wound care specialists from the American Academy of Wound Management. They are Drs. Anthony Lamkin and Jason Paxton. Both see patients at the Jonesboro center.
Lamkin also is board certified in the medical subspecialty of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and completed a residency in family practice at the Area Health Education Center Northwest, where he served as chief resident. He is an emergency medicine and wound care physician at White River Medical Center in Batesville and serves as medical director of that hospital’s Emergency Department.
Lamkin holds a bachelor’s degree from Lyon College in Batesville.
Paxton is board certified in preventive medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine and in family practice. After earning his Doctor of Medicine degree from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California, he also served a family practice residency at the Area Health Education Center-Northwest in Fayetteville. He works in emergency medicine at White River Medical Center in Batesville and at Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home. In addition, he serves as medical director for Caring Hands Hospice in Batesville.
Paxton earned a bachelor’s degree from Harding University in Searcy.
"We continue to provide cutting edge wound care for the patients of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri," says Kevin Hawley, vice president of patient support services at St. Bernards, “because our physicians are actively engaged in educational opportunities and in achieving advanced certifications in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
“Their expertise is reflected in the heal rates we are seeing where more than 94 percent of our patients are healing in 16 weeks or less. That is a national benchmark that we continue to meet and exceed.”
There are only three physicians in the state of Arkansas who hold certification as wound care specialists.
The Wound Healing Center at St. Bernards takes a multidisciplinary approach to healing complex wounds. Individualized treatment programs are developed using wound care pathways proven successful at centers nationwide.
St. Bernards partners with National Healing Corp. for the operational and medical management of the Wound Healing Center.
The center is located on the Matthews Medical Mile at 505 East Matthews, Suite 201. Patients may be referred to the facility by their physicians or they may make appointments directly by calling 870-972-8001.