Wound & Hyperbaric Center staff at Allen Hospital, Waterloo IA

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care – North Crossing

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

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Urgent Care – Prairie Parkway

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Meet Our Wound & Hyperbaric Team


       
 

Khawar Warraich, MD

Medical Director

  • Education: Doctor of Medicine, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Advanced wound care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hospital medicine, critical care
  • Personal Interests: Golf, biking, traveling, reading, spending time with family


 

Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP

Provider

  • Education: Master of Science degree
  • Certifications: Certified family nurse practitioner
  • Personal Interests: Keeping up with my daughters, running, gardening

 

John Whitt, DPM

Provider

  • Education: Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Des Moines University
  • Residency: Podiatric medicine and surgery, resconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery
  • Personal Interests: Playing basketball and golf, culinary arts, spending time with family

 

Warren G. Freeman

Director

  • Education: Graduate Degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison; Undergraduate from University of Northern Iowa
  • Professional Interests: Early intervention and the use of technology to heal wounds
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with friends and family, sporting events, boating, fishing, and outdoor activities
   

Elisia Heidt-Penrod

Wound Clinic Supervisor

  • Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, Allen College
  • Professional Interests: Clinical and administrative roles for UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital
  • Personal Interests: Family time, hiking, reading, gardening, continued learning
   

Jennie Haden

RN-BSN

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Professional Interests: Ostomy/Stoma care
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing and crafts
   

Melissa Luchtenburg

Registered Nurse

  • Professional Interests: Wound VAC application
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing and crafts


 

Alison Hayden

Wound Clinic RN

  • Education: Associates Degree in Nursing
  • Professional Interests: Wound care, wound vac's, ostomy/stoma care
  • Certifications: BLS and ACLS
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with my two beautiful kids, family, outdoor activities and traveling
   

Melissa Paul

Wound Clinic RN

  • Professional Interests: Wound care and wound vac's
  • Personal Interests: Family, friends, golf and outdoor activities
   

Konnie Rindels

Staff RN, Case Manager

  • Education: Hawkeye Community College
  • Professional Interests: Enjoy the diversity and science of wound care options
  • Personal Interests: Family, grandson, boating, hiking
   

Crystal Titus

Case Manager

  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Allen College
  • Professional Interests: Wound healing and Critical Care
  • Personal Interests: Family, camping, cooking, reading, games


Lisa Hildebrand

Office Coordinator

  • Education: Hawkeye Community College
  • Professional Interests: Clinical and administrative roles for wound and hyperbaric center
  • Personal Interests: Camping, bike riding


 

Paige Hill

Safety Director & Hyperbaric Specialist

  • Certifications: American Board of Wound Healing, National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
  • Personal Interests: Fishing, cooking, spending time with family, camping, reading



 

Mandy Vervaecke, ARNP

  • Education: Master of Science degree
  • Certifications: Certified family nurse practitioner
  • Personal Interests: Keeping up with my daughters, running, gardening


 

Khawar Warraich, MD

Medical Director

  • Education: Doctor of Medicine, Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Professional Interests: Advanced wound care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, hospital medicine, critical care
  • Personal Interests: Golf, biking, traveling, reading, spending time with family



Melissa Luchtenburg

Registered Nurse

  • Professional Interests: Wound VAC application
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing and crafts

Melissa Luchtenburg

Registered Nurse

  • Professional Interests: Wound VAC application
  • Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing and craf