Dr. Ralph Napolitano, Jr., OrthoNeuro Podiatrist and Wound Care Specialist, began treating patients at Riverside Methodist Hospital’s Critical Limb Center on November 19, 2020.

The OhioHealth Center for Critical Limb Care is a multidisciplinary wound care center for patients with lower extremity wounds in the legs and feet where patients are evaluated and treated by experts in wound care, heart and vascular disease, and hyperbaric medicine. The Center specializes in hard-to-heal wounds, care for patients with diabetes, and wounds that threaten limb loss.

“As director of the Center for Critical Limb Care at Riverside Methodist Hospital, we are pleased to announce the addition of Dr Ralph Napolitano who brings the unique combination of expertise in advanced wound care, state-of-the-art lower extremity surgery, and compassion for patients,” said Dr. Mitch Silver.

The Critical Limb Center welcomes referrals for patients who have:

  • Been told they need an amputation and would like a second opinion
  • Wound care that is not progressing in a timely fashion
  • Osteomyelitis, or infection of the bone
  • Challenging vascular symptoms or conditions
  • Received a procedure for lower extremity circulation that has failed
  • Diabetes with a wound
  • Never had a circulation test
Dr. Napolitano is a double board-certified podiatrist and wound care specialist physician. He specializes in medicine, surgery and wound care of the foot, ankle and lower leg. He was the first podiatrist in the state of Ohio to earn the board certification Certified Wound Specialist Physician (CWSP). Areas of special clinical interest, research and publications include: Medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle, general wound care and healing, diabetic foot wounds, lower limb surgical salvage, management of surgical wound complications, custom foot orthotics, gait analysis, shoe gear consulting, aesthetic podiatry and laser care.“I strive to educate my patients thoroughly about their problem and offer a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan both medical and surgical. I believe healthy feet are the foundation for healthy living and will do my very best at all times to keep you active and moving along life’s journey—Whatever your interests and wherever your feet may take you.”

A referral to Dr. Napolitano at the Critical Limb Care Center can be made by:

  1. CareConnect Referral:  Ambulatory referral to Wound Care, in the dept box select RMH WOUND
  2. Fax referral to 614-566-6825
  3. Call Front Office team at 614-566-2400

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