A wound care center is a place no one ever wants to visit, but unfortunately, chronic, non-healing wounds affect millions each year — more than 8 million in the U.S. The incidence is rising due to an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and the late effects of radiation therapy. Those who live in Mansfield and the surrounding communities now have a physician close to home who can help with this frustrating and often devastating condition.
The Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, led by medical director Mitra Jafari, MD, provides oversight and guidance on the treatment of these difficult-to-heal wounds by reviewing patient care and outcomes, evaluating new clinical products, and assessing policies and procedures.
“I like working with my hands and medicine is certainly a hands-on field that requires knowledge and skill,” Dr. Jafari says.
The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center uses a rigorous scientific approach to explore, test, find, and develop the clinically proven methods and technologies that help people heal faster and more completely than before.
“Chronic wounds can be easily overlooked when patients have other pressing health issues. It’s my hope that our Wound Center can help patients with a comprehensive approach to healing problem wounds,” she says.
A Mansfield resident who grew up in central Texas, Dr. Jafari was a general surgeon in Washington prior to joining the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Board certified in general surgery, she received her medical degree from Texas A&M University Health Science Center and completed her residency in general surgery at Baylor University Medical Center.
Dr. Jafari strives to treat patients as unique individuals deserving of personalized and compassionate care. Her overriding principle: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
Outside of work, Dr. Jafari enjoys cycling with her husband, walking her two Great Danes, Tex and Tom, and watching movies.
To schedule an appointment, call 682-622-HEAL (682-622-4325).
Methodist Mansfield Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center offers help for:
- Diabetic wounds and foot ulcers
- Limb salvage
- Pressure ulcers
- Venous stasis ulcers
- Traumatic injuries
- Postsurgical incisions
- Radiation wounds
- Skin tears
2800 E. Broad Street, Suite 308
Mansfield, Texas 76063
Photo: Derek Gower