We are a Multidisciplinary Clinical Care Team led by a physician champion, our care team includes a wound care nurse, hyperbaric technician, orthotists, and other specialty physicians with advanced training in wound care and hyperbaric medicine.
President and Founder
Lonnie W. Lassiter M.D., MBA, is the president and founder of Wound Care Systems. He earned a medical doctorate from Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management at Yale University. With more than 15 years of experience in total patient management and wound care, Dr. Lassiter has personally performed more than 20,000 wound procedures and 10,000 hyperbaric treatments. Through many years of clinical and management experience, Dr. Lassiter has developed the community wound program concept to address the wound care needs of any community. He passionately believes that wound healing is best delivered in a community model that identifies patients with wounds, engages patients in all venues of wound care delivery and addresses all aspects of the wound patient’s experience.
Chief Executive Officer
Alex Swire-Clark is a founding partner of Wound Care Systems and currently serves as executive vice president. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Swire-Clark has 13 years of health care experience in various roles, including management, operations and sales. As chief executive officer of Solor, Inc., a national medical billing company, he took the company from a startup to a multimillion-dollar entity with operations in 17 states. He has been an industry leader in adopting nationwide remote workplace initiatives.
Chief Medical Officer
Kelly Bowman, M.D. is the chief medical officer of Wound Care Systems. He earned a degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and a medical doctorate from the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Dr. Bowman is board certified in family medicine with advanced certification in hyperbaric medicine. He practices all facets of primary care with an emphasis on wound care and clinical research. Dr. Bowman brings a wealth of business and management experience as he has previously served on the board of Florida Choice Bank and Alabama National Bank. He currently serves on the board of Pathway Counseling Ministries. With a passion for providing high quality patient care, Dr. Bowman sees wound care as an overlooked need in the present and foreseeable future. He believes Wound Care Systems has developed an exceptional team that can identify, plan, start, manage and most importantly, execute a high quality wound care program.
Chief Operations Officer
Andreas Heppner is the chief operations officer of Wound Care Systems. He earned a degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s of business administration from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. As a senior U.S. Navy SEAL officer and logistics leader for a top fortune 500 company in a highly regulated industry, he brings 19 years of corporate and global experience to the team. An expert in strategic and operational planning and execution, Heppner’s skill set ensures that Wound Care Systems offers the most comprehensive, efficient wound care program in the market.
Director of Revenue Cycle Management
Ginger Swire-Clark is the director of revenue cycle management for Wound Care Systems. During her nearly 10-year career association with Wound Care Systems, she has overseen the collection of more than $110 million in revenue for practices throughout our affiliate network. She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as a master’s degree in genetics from Clemson University.
An estimated $25 billion is spent on 6.5 million wound patients each year in the United States. These 6.5 million patients are faced with much more than the care and treatment of their wound; they endure the physical, financial, psychological and social impacts of that wound every day.
More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese and nearly 10% have diabetes, both are contributing factors that increase the risk for patients developing a chronic wound.
Statistics like these, at epidemic levels, underscore the urgency and importance of providing advanced, multidisciplinary wound care by an experienced team of wound care specialists.
The Wound Care Systems approach ensures the patient remains the focus and all aspects of wound management are considered in a plan of care that reflects a consideration of the person, as well as the wound.