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Kirk Grantham, M.D. – Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care

I’m a native to the Shreveport-Bossier area. I went to elementary, middle school, and high
school here. I did my undergraduate here at LSU Shreveport where I majored in biochemistry. I did my medical training at LSU Shreveport. I then moved off to Jacksonville, Florida
for three years to pursue a career in family medicine where I was a chief resident my final year there. Then my wife and I decided to move back home to Shreveport-Bossier to raise a our family. I started practicing in Springhill, Louisiana
where I was a family medicine doctor, general medicine, inpatient, outpatient, intensive
care unit medicine. I was given the opportunity to practice in
their wound care clinic. When I was there, I discovered that I really
enjoyed that environment. Identifying what was the cause of these chronic wounds and addressing those issues. What the hyperbaric chamber does is it increases the oxygenation to the wound 20 times what the normal values are safely and effectively. It helps wounded heal a lot faster and in
some cases, it helps wounds that would never heal, actually heal. Medicine isn’t one size fits all. There are many social factors to consider
when formulating a treatment program. Some people may have issues with their job or transportation or their own personal treatment philosophy that we need to consider. Here we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment program to provide the best care for you. It feels great once a wound has closed up
and they don’t have to keep coming back to see us and they don’t have to keep bandages on their wound, wear a certain shower cast so they can bathe
normally. It’s very frustrating for these patients. Once we get it healed, it’s a personal sense of satisfaction for me as well as the patient because they take a large part in treating
these wounds.

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