Completed medical school at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. He completed training in Family Medicine
Residency Program, where he was chief resident his senior year. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Rafols has been practicing wound care exclusively for more than seven years and is currently a Board Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP) by the American Board of Wound Management. He is also an active fellow of the American Academy of clinical wound specialists (FACCWS). His interests include; HBO and advanced wound care modalities including skin grafts and stem cell placement. Dr. Rafols welcomes any patient with difficult non healing wounds.
The primary goal of Wound Management is to promote healing of acute and chronic wounds for our patients. We also strive to set up cost-effective wound management programs and educate our patients, their families, and other caregivers about treatment options and measures to prevent wound recurrences.
Our staff takes a complete health history, determines the cause of the wound, and examines any existing health factors that may affect the wound-healing process. Each patient‘s wounds and wound areas are then thoroughly assessed, measured, and photographed to help track the progress of wound healing.
PLAN OF CARE:
The Wound Management team develops a plan of care specific to each patient’s needs, living situations, lifestyles, and other factors. The team collaborates with the patient’s primary care or referring physician and other services - such as a visiting nurse or home health aide - as well as family members or caregivers to help ensure that the patient receives appropriate care at home.
comprehensive program for wounds features:
• A proven, evidence-based, clinical approach to wound care management
• A specialized Physician, nurses, and allied health professionals who have extensive clinical expertise in wound management, advanced training, and accreditation in wound care
• Individualized treatment plans that take into account each patient’s other healthcare needs
• Open communication with patients’ primary care, subspecialty, and referring physicians
• A modern suite of offices, private treatment rooms, and specialized medical equipment.