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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                
                                                                                           
                       
George L. Eckles, Jr., MD, joins the Gateway Wound Care Center® as Medical Director
 
 
Clarksville, Tenn. (December 9, 2014) – George L. Eckles, Jr., MD, has joined Healogics, Inc. as the Medical Director at the Gateway Wound Care Center®.
 
Dr. Eckles will lead a team of wound care specialists at the Center, which offers leading-edge treatments including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, negative pressure therapies, bioengineered tissues, and biosynthetics to reintroduce the body's innate ability to heal.
 
Dr. Eckles received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his Internship and Residency at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals.
 
In joining the Gateway Wound Care Center®, a member of the Healogics™ network, Dr. Eckles will collaborate with a network of academic medical centers, hospitals and thousands of professionals committed to advancing wound healing by creating, sharing, and activating wound prevention and care expertise.
 
Dr. Eckles is a member of the Stones River/Rutherford Academy of Medicine, Tennessee Medical Association, American Medical Association, Southern Medical Association, Society of Laparoscopic Surgery, American Society for Lasers in Medicine & Surgery, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – Tennessee Chapter, and the American College of Surgeons – Tennessee Chapter. He is board certified in surgery.  
 
Chronic wounds affect more than 8 million people in the U.S. and the incidence is rising fueled by an aging population and increasing rates of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity and the late effects of radiation therapy.
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About Healogics, Inc
Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL., Healogics is the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Healogics and its affiliated companies manage nearly 600 Wound Care Centers® in the nation and see nearly 200,000 patients per year through a connected network of centers, partner hospitals, academic medical centers, patients and families.  Leveraging its scale and experience, Healogics utilizes an evidence-based systematic approach to chronic wound healing in treating an underserved and growing patient population.  For more information, please visit www.healogics.com or to find a Wound Care Center near you, please call 1-800-373-HEAL (4325).