We are a multidisciplinary group of providers, dedicated to comprehensive, patient centered wound healing and limb salvage. Our aim is to restore the best possible function and quality of life to our patients through coordinated care, early intervention, education and advanced technologies.
Our team specializes in treating wounds that have resisted standard care. We don’t just evaluate your wound, we assess all of the underlying conditions that could affect the normal progression of healing. After a thorough evaluation, our team will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses any barriers to healing and outlines the most appropriate advanced dressings and treatments. We regularly communicate with your primary care physician to coordinate care and report your progress.
Million work-days are missed due to chronic wounds.1
Dr. Walter A. Conlan, III, a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation, established his Central Florida practice in 1996. In 2001, he began practicing wound care exclusively and is currently a Certified Wound Care Specialist Physician (CWSP).
As the CEO of Florida Wound Care Doctors, Central Florida’s only medical practice that concentrates exclusively on wound care on a full-time basis. Dr. Conlan is inspired to help his patients overcome even the most severe types of wounds. His passion about patient care is rewarded when he can be an active participant in the wound healing process.
Dr. Conlan has a true commitment to the field of wound care by remaining an active participant in clinical trials. He also speaks at numerous events, such as the Wound Care Congress and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care, in order to advance the medical community’s knowledge and perception of wound care. He believes in a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to wound care that begins with putting the patient first. His foremost desire is to improve the quality of life for patients.
Dr. Conlan received his undergraduate degree from Emory University and his Medical Degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern. He is on staff at Orlando Regional Healthcare System, Osceola Regional and several area Skilled Nursing Facilities. Dr. Conlan also donates his time to the Destiny Shepherd’s Hope Health Center and the Mark Dogoli, MD, Medical Center. Both of these organizations serve the uninsured and underprivileged in our community.
Dr. Conlan is the Medical Director for the Osceola Regional Wound Care Center in Kissimmee, Florida and current President of the American Academy of Wound Management (AAWM). In September 2011, Dr. Conlan became a CWSP (Certified Wound Specialist Physician); one of only 68 physicians nationwide who hold this elite designation.
When not caring for patients, Dr. Conlan enjoys spending time with his family, hiking and sailing.
Dr. Barry Cook is a board certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Family Medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1986. Internship in General Surgery at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit then “rounded out ” in Family Practice at Pontiac General Hospital in Pontiac Michigan.
He has practiced in Central Florida since 1990 and now has joined Florida Wound Care Doctors and practices primarily at The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at South Seminole Hospital. His more than 20 years of Family Medicine experience gives him unique insights into the multiple co-morbidities that complicate a typical wound care patient’s course.
Dr. Cook enjoys fishing with his boys on the St. Johns river, golfing and maintaining and restoring antique vehicles.
Patrice has been a valued member of the Florida Wound Care Doctors team since 2011. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing at the University of Central Florida and her Master of Nursing degree at the University of Phoenix. She began her career as a wound nurse in 2003, and received her board certification after attending Emory University’s distinguished Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Program. Her post-graduate studies were completed at Graceland University’s Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Now, Patrice helps provide wound care throughout Central Florida, in both hospitals and outpatient wound care centers.
Patrice is an advocate for health care in her community, and is dedicated to teaching people how best to participate in their own care. Her ability to listen to her patients’ needs and clearly communicate the necessary steps in between visits makes her loved by all who she encounters. She volunteers her time at the American Red Cross local chapter, and at Shepard’s Hope Health Center. Patrice also serves as a board member of the Central Florida Advanced Nursing Practice Counsel, and is a member of the American Association for Nurse Practitioners. In her spare time, Patrice enjoys fishing, art, cycling, gardening, baking break, and spending time with her family.
Born and raised in the Philippines Maria immigrated to the United States immediately upon graduation from the University of Santo Tomas with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Having worked in several areas of nursing, she found her love for wound care in the Intensive Care Unit. Receiving her training and certifications from Emory University’s prestigious Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Program, Maria worked at Florida Hospital for the next 11 years while completing her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) degree from Florida Southern College. Maria has been part of the Florida Wound Care Doctors team since 2015, and provides advanced wound care primarily at Health Central Hospital and Osceola Regional Medical Center. Her passion for wound care has been fueled by seeing her patients healed. As a proponent of health education, Maria feels passionately about teaching her patients lifestyle changes that will give them the tools necessary to move forward with a healthier life.
Outside of work, Maria enjoys spending time with her family, playing piano, dancing, cooking, gardening, trying new restaurants, browsing local shops, and spending time with family, friends, and her chihuahua. She believes in living each day to the fullest and doing a random good deed every day.