What’s the Secret?
There is no denying that wound care is a passion for us. However, what is it about this growing subspecialty that is drawing physicians from all parts of the medical community to pursue an alternative medical career? Despite the numerous options available to skilled providers, many are placing wound care at the top of their list. For more insight, we consulted with many of our skilled physicians, who shared their favorite aspects of being a wound care provider. Let's break them down and identify the key factors that attract providers to Wound Care.
When Dr. Bardia Anvar, the founder of Skilled Wound Care was just starting out as a hospital surgeon, he grew tired of the hours of prep work and admin work that kept him from doing what he loved: Procedures. For many physicians, procedures are fun. One reason many choose medicine as a profession is the excitement of actually working with your hands and directly affecting patients' suffering. A wound care physician can perform dozens of simple bedside procedures at the bedside of their patients every day! That's right, there's never a dull moment. Many of the wound care physicians we've talked with say daily procedures are their favorite aspect of the job. Additionally, they have numerous opportunities to practice different procedures, which allows them to gain expertise quickly.
Work Life Balance
One of the biggest motivations to switch to wound care has been to find a work-life balance. Physicians who work in hospitals are not used to having a consistent schedule outside of work. Those who provide wound care benefit from different experiences. Even though they work hard every day, and provide life-saving treatment, they also have consistent weekday hours, are never on call, and never work weekends. In the case of providers with families, this has been a game changer. The days of missing birthday parties and soccer games are in the past. With Wound Care, providers can specialize in a career they love, while also enjoying a rewarding life outside of medicine. Consequently, many providers state work/life balance as their main reason for choosing wound care.
Seeing The Difference
Seeing the positive impact you have on patients is one of the most fulfilling aspects of wound care. In contrast to the hospital setting, where you may only see patients only a handful of times, wound care providers see patients regularly. This allows providers to see the progress of their hard work as wounds gradually heal, and also establish a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with their patients and the nurses who work with them. The providers we work with consistently share with us the gratification they feel seeing wounds decrease in size on a weekly basses.
Several of these aspects are mentioned by one of our top physicians when asked about what he enjoyed most about wound care. Take a look...
A Career You Can Fall In Love With
As we've reviewed today, providers have a lot to love about wound care. Are you a physician seeking a career you can love? General practitioners, plastic surgeons, emergency room doctors, and family practitioners have all successfully transitioned to wound care. International medical graduates and non-board-certified doctors can become industry experts with additional wound care training and certification in a short period of time.
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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.