It’s estimated that chronic wounds affect 6.7 million people in the US, and that number is rising. This is Wound Care Awareness Week so we wanted to learn more about the Wound Healing Center at Metro Health. We spoke with Dr. Derek Barker, Metro Health Podiatrist and Heather Volkema, a Nurse Practitioner at the Metro Health Wound Healing Center. If you’d like to learn more about the wound healing program at Metro Health, visit