The subspecialty of wound care is becoming increasingly popular among physicians. Certainly, doctors from all backgrounds can find their way into wound care, but obtaining success in this rapidly growing field requires certain characteristics. Skilled Wound Care has been in the wound healing game for almost 15 years now. During that time, we have observed what physician traits best fit the role and have put together a list of characteristics that make for a successful wound care doctor.
Are you up for a quick self-assessment?
Review the sentences below and ask yourself, how many of the following truly describe you as a physician. At the end, tally up how many you identify with to get your score.
The idea of helping 30-40 patients a day quickly and efficiently sounds exciting to me.
I have a strong desire to treat patients when and where they need it.
I tend to speak kindly and professionally to everyone I interact with.
I’m a good listener. I let people talk, and truly listen to them carefully.
I always strive to give unbiased advice.
I am able to perform bedside procedures with confidence.
I encourage patients to actively participate in all decisions related to their health and health care.
I feel very comfortable with Electronic Medical Records.
On a regular basis, I can say that I respect people, healthy or ill, regardless of who they are.
I work cooperatively with other members of my healthcare team, always sure to take their opinions and expertise into account.
I don’t mind driving to visit multiple facilities.
I value education and want to share my knowledge in a way that empowers others.
I can comfortably speak with a patient about the realities of their health condition.
I value self-care and place importance on my individual physical and mental health.
I’m not afraid to ask for help.
Did you say yes to 10 or more of these? In that case, you may be the type of physician that can find great success in the field of wound care! Our practice is deeply committed to the values and ideas outlined in this list. In our view, providing excellent care is not enough; we must always strive to improve, and we must treat everyone with compassion, respect, and kindness.
Does this ring true for you as well? Do you share similar values? If so, we welcome you to reach out to us today! SWC has a number of openings across the country and can assist you in advancing rapidly in this growing field. Click here now to learn more!
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.