On September 8, Richard Bauer III, DPM, medical director of St. Mary’s Wound Care Program, presented at the local meeting of the American College of Lower Extremity Surgeons (ACLES) in Saratoga Springs. Dr. Bauer spoke about “The Physiology of a Problematic Wound” and “Surgically Offloading the Difficult-to-heal Wounds.” Dr. Bauer presented the same topics at the national annual meeting of ACLES in Detroit earlier this year.
Dr. Bauer has worked as a consultant for St. Mary’s Wound Care Program since 2014, and was appointed Medical Director in January 2017. Additionally, he has his own practice at Summit Foot and Ankle, works as a consultant for the Podiatry Associates of Greenwich, and is the site coordinator and clinical instructor for Southwestern Vermont Medical Centers Podiatry Surgery Residency Program.
Dr. Bauer earned his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Siena College in 2004. He attended New York College of Podiatric Medicine in New York, where he earned his doctoral degree in podiatric medicine in 2010. Dr. Bauer completed his residency at St. Barnabas Hospital Level One Trauma Center in the Bronx, where he served as chief resident from 2013-2014.
St. Mary’s Wound Care Program offers a variety of treatments to supplement the care of a primary physician. The program works with patients with chronic, non-healing wounds; wounds below the knees in patients with diabetes or poor circulation; patients with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or scleroderma; and patients who are faced with the possibility of amputation.
St. Mary’s Wound Care offers the only multi-patient Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) center in the greater Capital Region. HBOT is a mode of medical treatment that delivers high doses of oxygen to the body, providing pain-free, non-invasive treatment for hard-to-heal wounds and other medical conditions.