Office phone: 210-916-9116
Fax number: 210-916-9678
The Outpatient Burn Clinic provides comprehensive treatment with any military or civilian burn patients. This includes follow-up care to patients who have been discharged from the Burn Center Inpatient Service as well as individuals referred on an outpatient basis and require ongoing care.
The Outpatient Burn Clinic provides wound care, physical and occupational therapy, psychosocial care, and patient education.
BURN CLINIC LOCATION
4th floor of the COTO building (above the Emergency Department) in the San Antonio Military Medical Center.
BURN CLINIC OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BURN CENTER STAFF
The Outpatient Burn Clinic staff includes a team of medical professional highly experienced in the care of burn patients. The team includes burn surgeons and fellows, surgical physician assistants, nurses, and technicians all specializing in various aspects of comprehensive burn care. The duties performed by this group of talented professionals encompass a wide range of skills and broad base of knowledge focused on caring for the patient with even the most severe burns.
Physician assistants serve in all aspects of care provided at the Burn Center, including critical care, rehabilitation, wound care, and long-term reconstruction. Work environments include the Burn Intensive Care Unit, Progressive Care Ward, Burn Operating Room, and the Burn Outpatient Clinic.
REFERRING A PATIENT
Call the MEDCOM referral line at 800-247-6428.
INPATIENT ADMISSION CRITERIA
- Partial thickness burns greater than 10% total body surface area (TBSA).
- Burns that involve the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum, or major joints.
- Third degree burns in any age group.
- Electrical burns, including lightning injury.
- Inhalation injury.
- TENS / SJS / Desquamating skin disease / Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (SSSS)
- Burn injury in patients with preexisting medical disorders that could complicate management, prolong recovery, or affect mortality.
- Any patient with burns and concomitant trauma (such as fractures) in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality.
- In such cases, if the trauma poses the greater immediate risk, the patient may be initially stabilized in a trauma center before being transferred to a burn unit. Physician judgment will be necessary in such situations and should be in concert with the regional medical control plan and triage protocols.
- Burn injury in patients who will require special social, emotional, or rehabilitative intervention.
Please call the Outpatient Burn Clinic at 210-916-9116. If it is after business hours then leave patient information when prompted.
WE WILL NEED: Full name, Date of birth, Sex, Age, Location of burn, Contact information of patient.
- Please bring valid identification and insurance information.
- A background check is required for entry onto Department of Defense facility.
If there is concern the patient will not be able to get on post please call the clinic during business hours (210-916-9116) before coming to the appointment.
If the patient is not able to be seen in the Outpatient Burn Clinic they may be a candidate for care in the Virtual Burn Center. Please contact the clinic for details.
PATIENT INITIAL APPOINTMENT
Patients being seen for the first time should arrive 20 minutes early to ensure that the necessary paperwork is completed.