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Dr. David Wishnew

Wound care
Austin, TX
42 years experience male

Locations

Director Plastic Surgery and Wound Care

Austin, TX

Address

Austin VA Hospital, Metropolis Blvd, Austin, TX
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Wound care

Doctor Q&A

228 Answers
37 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Recurring URI: Young children often get ill by being exposed to other children, who carry different viruses. Also, during the winter, when heat is on, there is a pro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Sea water and wounds: Sea water is a Hypertonic Saline solution, not entirely different from the saline we put on open wounds. Sea water is not overly contaminated, so the ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Acid reflux: When we cough, we rapidly change the pressure in the chest area. The negative pressure created coughing can lead to some of the acids in the stomach b... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Scar and makeup: After an injury that required sutures, the wound is stable enough for makeup after about 15 days. At that point, there is adequate tension across the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Acne pen: You may have had an allergic reaction or simply an intense response. Stop using the pen. Since it is only one day, i'd watch and see how the lesion pr... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Spot removal of fat: Spot removal of fat is almost impossible with just diet and exercise. These will give an overall reduction in body fat; and there are certain areas wh... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
GERD: Gerd is definitely part of a constellation of problems that can cause wheezing and coughing, mimicking or exacerbating an asthma attack. Speak to your... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Sensitivity rx: If you are using a spermicide or a lubricant, or if using a condom, he may be experiencing a hypersensitivity reaction. Perhaps trying a different gel... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Post PE/DVT exercise: Activities following DVT often depend on the cause of the dvt. Once this is determined and causes removed and an appropriate anticoagulation regimen i... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Abrasions and gels: Friction burns are very shallow abrasion if the uppermost layers of the skin. Often, they are pretty painful. They heal, however, pretty rapidly. Do n... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Wound problem: It The light green slime you are getting is most likely due to contamination by a bacterium called Pseudomonas. It is usually controlled by applicati... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Skin eruption: It is difficult to try and diagnose a skin eruption by words alone. I would highly recommend you visit your gyn or even a dermatologist to best determ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Skin problems: I am unsure what you would like. I would suggest you visit with a board certified dermatologist to accurately diagnose you skin problem.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Fat burn: Contrary to the media ads, there really isn't a drug that burns fat. Metabolism is regulated by complex endocrine interactions in the body, and there ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Skin problem: There may be an ongoing dermatological disorder (such as eczema, psoriasis, or even rosacea), which ought to be investigated. Once the underlying caus... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
XRay detection: Usually, products are not easily detected by simple xray unless they contain elements that are radio opaque. Carrots may be seen as an undefinable mas... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Injury: I am assuming this is a fingernail-induced injury. If muscle and lacrimal canals have not been injured, then the wound ought to heal. However, i would... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Phlebitis: Sometimes, after a venous needle stick, there is an inflammatory reaction that may or may not be accompanied by a small clot in the vessel. This is ph... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Gas: Usually, this "gas" is in the stomach, just beneath the diaphragm. Using something that would diminish gas production such as gas-x or digel can help ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Infection: Usually a vaginitis that is antibiotic resistant is due to a fungal infection. And, the use of antibiotics makes the fungus more likely a diagnosis. T... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Orthopedic surgeon: Orthopedic surgeons are the physician of choice for shoulder injuries. Their specialized surgical training allows them a unique ability to care for di... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Requiring a cast: Casts are use to immobilize bones and joints. In this way, injuries to bones and the muscles that move them can be treated by keeping them motionless ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Sunpoisoning: Sun poisoning is an entity that consists of mild to moderate sunburn, dehydration, and is mild body temperature elevation. The dehydration and tempera... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Herpes/intercourse: First of all, if know you have herpes, you should never have unprotected sex (use a condom). This applies to both genital as well as oral sex. Transmi... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Peristomal wound: When i see a patient who has difficulties with peristomal wound or pain, i generally try to ascertain cause. Usually, if there is no underlying pathol... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Sex and back problem: Having intercourse ought not be avoided because you have a bad back. By careful "experimentation", a comfortable sexual position for you and your part... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Trauma: Family doctors, surgeons, er doctors, plastic surgeons are all qualified to examine wounds and decide the best course of treatment. I would encourage ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Pregnancy/antibiotic: Ttaking antibiotics can "inactivate" oral contraceptives and therefore, increase risk of pregnancy. Pregnancy tests depend on fertilization (and impla... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Immunization: Adults generally require vaccination and booster (tdap) every ten years. Additionally, a booster is generally given after an injury, especially if the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Antibiotic/illness: Antibiotics, especially when taking by mouth, can be quite harsh to the mucosa of the stomach. Some antibiotics are known for causing pain (e.g. Eryth... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Caffeine/antibiotics: Yes. It really shouldn't cause a problem.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Melanin deposition: Yes. Melanin is melanin, and if you are having scleral deposition of melanin, it is the same chemical composition as the melanin in the skin.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Joint problems: It sounds to me like there are multiple issues surrounding your knee/leg. It is time to get to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon for an in depth ev... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Abdominal pain: Complaints such as these are difficult to discuss in this format. Too many questions and variables, and there are appropriate tests for each of your s... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Psychological pain: The pain attached to emotional issues is very similar to post traumatic stress disorder (ptsd). It becomes difficult to detach from the painful/stress... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Neuropathy: I am not certain what our question is, but if it concerns possible neurological sequellae following surgery, then, yes, it is possible to have altered... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Lip sore: I am not so sure it is not a cold sore (herpes virus). I would consider having this biopsied to determine the actual origin of the lesion. At the age ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Pores: There are some gentle laser therapies that may reduce the pore size of the face. Dermabrasion may accomplish this as well.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Mass: The term "corn" means a lot of different things, depending upon to whom you are speaking. I would suggest you visit your family physician or a dermato... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Injury: Muscle tear best heal with surgical repair (if large) or simply by resting the injured area. The tear will heal with a small scar in the muscle, so li... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Ovulation: A large follicule may or may not produce an abnormal ovum. If you are concerned about the ovum as a possible fertilized egg, the visiting with your g... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Constipation: It would help to increase the volume of dietary intake, including more fiber and water. Reduce milk products. More protein and moderate fats may help... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Calorie consumption: Every activity the body performs...From running to sitting and thinking...Consumes calories. You can burn calories while laughing. However, in a comed... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Sleep difficulty: The marks on the side of your tongue are from your pressing your tongue forward into your teeth while you are sleeping. However, your fatigue indicate... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Grief counseling: I'm sorry for your loss. The best people to visit are either grief counselors or therapists trained to assist pts in grief, trauma, and healing.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Lyme disease: It is possible that you are still infected or have been reinfected. Certainly, post=lyme joint-pain is not unknown. Even after the infection is contro... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Wound: The longer a wound is open, the greater the risk of an infection. Prompt and correct closure of a wound is the best way to avoid an infection. Even wi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
Cyst: I think that if the cyst is inflamed and infected, then an incision and drainage would be the best means to get the situation resolved. Once the cyst ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
Wound care 42 years experience
See a specialist: Yes. There are few benign problems related to scrotal swelling, the problems can range from "simple" skin infections (which can easily lead to a fasci... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Wishnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wishnew is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your quick answer. None of the doctors I went to would even bother with a biopsy or culture. Just said it was a fever blister.
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Thanks very much, I am from Canada and I wish there were doctors here in Saskatoon whom would answer questions like this, I'm glad I came ap
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Thanks for your quick reply! You are correct. I didnt had much space to explain but cyst went away but still hurts both of my upper breast.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine, Belgium
Graduated 1979MD

Awards

Most Influential, Third Place, Austin, TX - Winter
2013
Top Wound Care Specialist, First Place, Texas - Winter
2013
Top Wound Care Specialist, First Place, Texas - Summer
2013

Affiliations

Austin Surgical Hospital
St David's Medical Center
UMC Brackenridge
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