Wound Center

The MetroHealth Wound Center brings specially trained professionals in wound care together to care for patients with a variety of wound types.

Types of Wound Care Provided   

  • burns (Burn Care Center
  • skin grafts and flaps 
  • diabetic ulcers
  • post-operative wounds
  • pressure ulcers
  • traumatic injury wounds
  • venous stasis ulcers
  • wounds that haven’t healed within 30 days

The Wound Center offers chronic wound care management in an outpatient setting. Wound specialists work closely with a patient’s primary care doctor and other specialists to create personalized treatment plans to assist in the healing process.

The primary goal of treatment is to return each patient to the best possible quality of life.

Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Denise A. Forster-Paulsen, APRN-CNP

Denise A. Forster-Paulsen, APRN-CNP


67 ratings / 11 reviews
David T. Hehemann, DPM

David T. Hehemann, DPM


191 ratings / 34 reviews
Andy N. Orta, DPM

Andy N. Orta, DPM


128 ratings / 20 reviews
David J. Rowe, MD

David J. Rowe, MD

Plastic Surgery

152 ratings / 39 reviews
Natalie M. Thombs, APRN-CNS

Natalie M. Thombs, APRN-CNS


69 ratings / 13 reviews



12301 Snow Road
Parma , Ohio 44130

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Physician Referral
For Referring Physicians

The Epic “Wound Referral” order set is available in epic – search “wound” to establish a wound schedulable order. To schedule a patient visit for the Wound Center, please have the patient call Surgery Call Circle 216-778-4391 to make an appointment.

Between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, the referring Physician can contact the wound coordinator Janet Lucas, RN at 216-219-7207 to assist with the patient care referral.