J. Peter Rissing M.D.
Infectious Disease Physician
Walton Wound Care and Infusion Center
Saint Louis University.
Internal Medicine Residency, Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis
Infectious Diseases Fellowship, Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis
Societies, Organizations & Honors
Fellow of the American College of Physicians
The Infectious Disease Society of America
The American Professional Wound Care Association
In addition to my training as an Internist and Infectious Disease Physician, I’ve become especially interested in the management of chronic wounds. Many chronic wounds are treated first with a “handful of antibiotics,” which rarely deal with the underlying cause. While I have a very considerable interest and many years of experience with antibiotics, most successful wound management requires understanding blood flow, how the body heals itself and teaching patients how to successfully assist their own body’s healing potential.
Chronic wounds can greatly impair quality of life. Many folks are required to modify their gait, distance walked, and the ability to travel. Chronic wounds, even when uninfected, permit the possible invasion by microorganisms, which can cause serious infection in an extremity, or worse. Dealing with these problems requires an integrated approach. I am particularly pleased when we are able to cure a chronic wound and thus give back immensely increased patient autonomy.