Jim Leonard – A Commitment to Healing
When Jim Leonard came to the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Center for Wound Healing last summer, he was ready to try anything to treat the deep, open wound on his left foot. It had been about two years since he had an operation to remove an infection. His weekly follow-up appointments with his doctor consisted of little more than monitoring and re-dressing the wound and he became frustrated with the progress.
Jim had heard that BMH’s newly opened Center offered Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) and decided to go there for a second opinion. Greg Gadowski, MD, the center’s Medical Director, said they could try 30 HBOT treatments along with a regimen of other techniques to close the wound, but there were no guarantees. “Dr. Gadowski told me I’ve got to make a commitment,” recalled Jim. “I told him I would.”Read the Full Story