The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic diagnoses and treats patients with ischemic, venous, diabetic and small-vessel ulcers. Medical professionals at the clinic are trained to evaluate wounds and recommend the best wound treatment possible for each patient.

Consultation options

Three consultation options are available at the Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic:

Consultation only

Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation. Physicians will work with you, conduct tests as necessary and develop a treatment plan. Your care will then continue at home under the supervision of your primary care provider.

Consultation and individual treatment plan implementation

Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation and the initiation of a treatment program. Physicians from the clinic will conduct an examination and recommend an individualized treatment plan.

As part of your individualized treatment plan, physicians may recommend that you regularly return to the clinic for follow-up care. Each visit to the clinic may involve wound debridement, dressing changes and patient education sessions.

Consultation and in-clinic treatment

Your primary care provider may refer you to the clinic for consultation and continuing treatment. Following your examination, physicians may recommend that you remain in Rochester, Minnesota, for an extended period of treatment at the clinic. During this time, you may have one or two treatments each day. (This may include dressing changes or compression treatments with physical therapy.)

Staff at the clinic can direct you to information about lodging and facilities if this is your prescribed plan of care.


The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic treats each patient individually. Treatment options include:

  • Therapy to improve circulation
  • Edema reduction therapy
  • Wound debridement
  • Topical growth factors/skin
  • Specific wound treatment products substitutes
  • Pneumatic compression therapy


The Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic is located in the Gonda Vascular Center, Gonda Building, 4 South. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 507-266-6644 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday.

If you would like more information about the Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic, please call or write to us.

Vascular Ulcer/Wound Healing Clinic

  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. Gonda Building, 4 South
  3. 200 First St. SW
  4. Rochester, MN 55905
  5. Phone: 507-266-6644

Program staff

A multidisciplinary group of physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses will develop an individualized treatment plan for your wound. Prevention, education and follow-up visits are included in your treatment program. The multidisciplinary group of physicians may include specialists from the following areas:

  • Vascular medicine
  • Vascular surgery
  • Internal medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Dermatology


Physician assistants

  • Lester J. Kiemele, P.A.-C.
  • Teresa (Terri) R. Ransone, P.A.-C.
  • Danielle T. Vlazny, P.A.-C.

Nurse practitioners

  • Carol J. Bohanon, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
  • Dalene M. Bott Kitslaar, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Lea B. Jennings, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Shelly R. Keller, APRN, C.N.P.
  • Alice J. Malecha, APRN, C.N.P., M.S.N.


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