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How To Become A Wound Care Physician


Let's start by traveling back in time to 2007 and meet a southern California surgeon by the name of Dr Bardia Anvar. Dr. Anvar has recently stumbled upon an idea that would change wound care as we know it.

He discovered that patients in nursing facilities benefited from the same important surgical care that patients received in the hospital. Over time, he developed a whole new transformative model to efficiently practice in the nursing home environment. He observed that in the time it takes to start a single surgical case in the hospital, physicians could see and help a dozen patients in a skilled nursing facility.

Now, let's flash forward to the present. Bedside wound care has bloomed into a massive industry, with Dr Anvar himself managing a practice that services more than 25 states with the help of over 100 providers.

For physicians all over the country, wound care has become an increasingly attractive option due to its flexible schedule, competitive salary, and opportunity for deeper professional fulfillment.


The biggest contributor to its popularity is perhaps that the skills required can be transferred from many specialties. Physicians and healthcare professionals from all backgrounds, such as general practitioners, surgeons, emergency room doctors, and family practitioners have all made the successful transition to wound care.

Additional wound care training and certification allows physicians to become industry experts in a short period of time, making it an excellent entry point for non-board-certified physicians and international medical graduates.


For wounds to heal properly without complications, wound care specialists must monitor the healing process closely. Providers work side by side with skilled nursing staff to develop personalized treatment plans for residents, so that high quality care is given to all patients right at the bedside.

Skilled Wound Care offers a comprehensive wound care education program that ensures all providers hit the ground running from the first day they start work!

If you're a passionate physician who is seeking a new career specialty, wound care could be the perfect career for you! This is also a great option for physicians interested in:

  • Work life balance - Having a flexible work schedule without weekends or calls

  • Performing hands-on procedures with patients.

  • Earning up to $400k for full-time work + benefits

Interested in getting started? Visit to begin your exciting journey in wound care!


Skilled Wound Care is a mobile surgical practice committed to transforming the chronic wound care model in nursing facilities. Wound care experts make weekly bedside visits to patients in long-term care facilities, avoiding transfers to hospitals or clinics. Our expert physicians give patients the most up-to-date and effective wound treatments, and educate facility staff on how to help patients continue to heal quickly and effectively between visits. This model of collaborative care allows SWC’s physicians to improve patients’ lives and health outcomes, to empower nursing staff, and to raise public awareness. Skilled Wound Care, along with its nurse and nursing home partners, is working every day to positively transform traditional nursing home wound care.

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