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Alan Keys, M.D., joins the Wound Care Center® at
Catawba Valley Medical Center as Medical Director

 
 
Hickory, NC (August 3, 2015) – Alan Keys, MD, has joined the Wound Care Center at Catawba Valley Medical Center as Medical Director.
 
Dr. Keys 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. Once a patient’s chronic wound is healed, he or she will return to their primary care physician to continue non-wound related care.
 
Dr. Keys received his medical degree from the East Carolina University.
 
In joining the Wound Care Center at Catawba Valley Medical Center, a member of the Healogics network, Dr. Keys 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. Keys is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Wilkes County Medical Society.  
 
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.