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    Dr. Bardia Anvar


    Hi! I'm Dr. Bardia Anvar. I’d like to take a few minutes to tell you about the founding of Skilled Physicians Group, and why it’s such a passion: not just for me, but for our whole team.

    Founder and CEO of Skilled Physicians Group | Skilled Wound Care. 


    As a general surgeon, I was looking to find a career that not only allows the ability to perform meaningful work and procedures, but also a life outside of medicine. The ability to be there for my family and children is important to me. In addition, I wanted to get back to enjoying many of the hobbies, I abandoned, to pursue my dream of becoming a physician. At SWC we want to help all our physicians live a quality life while also pursuing their passion. We are always looking to improve our physicians' work experience. We talk to our physicians about how we can help them with any personal life goals. Whether it is health and wellness, achieving peace of mind, or taking a vacation, we believe that physicians deserve to be taken care of. We take care of our physicians so they can take care of their patients. 


    It was 1994, in college at UCLA; when I woke up at 4 AM, to drive to a remote village in Mexico with some fellow students and faculty advisors to provide a rural health clinic. We drove across the border to a village in Baja California called La Rumarosa (about halfway between Tecate and Mexicali). This was a deeply powerful experience, and I volunteered throughout college with this group - the Flying Samaritans. Helping people gain access to the care they needed (but couldn’t always get to themselves) became an early passion.


    I was a staff general surgeon in a Los Angeles hospital, and I remember waiting in the operating lounge for my next laparoscopic cholecystectomy to begin. It occurred to me that there was a group of people in a nursing home right across the street who were, in their own way, underserved in the area of wound care. At that time - 2007 - nursing home wound care patients were an almost entirely unserved population, but I thought I might be able to help. I started helping out, and I remember my first major breakthrough: I had a patient named Mr “Rivera,” (name changed for privacy reasons) who had a large wound on his sacrum but couldn’t leave the facility to get the treatment he needed. I figured, if he can’t leave the facility, maybe we can help him right here. I decided to try performing bedside debridements to clean and freshen his wound, and I was thrilled to see it respond. Every week, I came to check on Mr. Rivera, and before long, his wound had rapidly improved. I started getting calls to look at other patients, and at other facilities, to help with their wounds, and that’s how the Skilled Wound Care practice started. 

"Our practice is founded on a few core beliefs that lie at the heart of what we do. Access to good care, and especially to wound healing services, is a right that everyone should enjoy."


Access to wound healing services is a right for all people

Elderly patients in nursing facilities deserve dignified care.

With basic resources - and skilled human touch - we can heal patients

We can provide and track healing outcomes even in the most challenging conditions.

Those populations most affected by wounds - elderly patients in nursing facilities - deserve to be cared for in a dignified, honorable way. Healing can happen with basic resources and skilled, trained human touch, and we can track those outcomes even when the circumstances are difficult.

And so today, Skilled Wound Care is a large national surgical-based wound care practice that seeks the absolute best people in healthcare to help us change the way that care is delivered.


To touch and improve as MANY lives as possible.

To deliver service where it has never normally been delivered, in an INNOVATIVE way.

To provide the BEST OUTCOMES for patients and all stakeholders.

To work as PARTNERS and TEAM member with nurses.

Over the years, we’ve grown from just me to an amazing team of dedicated people who are providing care to some of the most vulnerable and neglected segments of the population. We pride ourselves on having a unique healthcare practice that puts people first - it’s in our DNA.

Thanks for taking the time to hear our story. I hope it’s clearer why Skilled Wound Care is such a special place, and whether you’re a potential partner, provider, nurse teammate, or even patient,

I really look forward to seeing you soon.

Be well -

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3746 Foothill Blvd. #B140, Glendale, CA 91214