Welcome to Freedom Health & Wellness

8am-5pm Monday through Friday

Emergency number
352-409-4404

Services Offered

Advanced Dressings

Compression Therapy For Venous Leg Wounds

Selective debridement

Skin Substitute (Basement Membrane) Grafting (See Regenerative Medicine)

Excisional Debridement To Bone

Biologic Larvae Debridement

Other Departments:
  • Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (DFU)
  • Venous Stasis Ulcers
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Neuropathic Wounds (Wounds Secondary to Neuropathy)
  • Burns
  • Surgical Wounds
  • Open Surgical Wounds
  • Surgical Wound Dehisence
  • Traumatic Wounds
  • Miscellaneous Wounds
  • Evaluation for Hyperbaric Medical Treatment
  • Negative Pressure Wound Vacuum Assist Device
  • Chronic Wound Support Group

About Us

We understand that every patient is a unique human being with goals, purpose, and passions.  We truly understand the nature of chronic wounds and how they adversely impact human objectives.  Our goal is always the same: to heal, make whole and complete.

Freedom Health & Wellness also sees patients at Promise Hospital of the Villages. Dr. Schnell is currently serving a two-year term as Chief of Staff at this hospital. Our inpatient wound care program is multidisciplinary. Our programs reputation has led to regular referrals from throughout Central and North Florida. We also have an office that we work out of one day a week. The office is reserved for procedures that can’t be done in the home and also is the home of our regenerative medicine program. Finally, we see patients in assisted living facilities (ALF). These facilities essentially represent an extension of homebound medicine but present some unique challenges. As such, we have dedicated a section to this subject.

Homebound Medicine

The practice of homebound medicine in the U.S. began in 2005. CMS (the administrators of Medicare and Medicaid) saw an increasing trend in a subset of patients. This group had regular and recurring high-cost hospital admissions. This subset was comprised of homebound individuals. By definition, homebound patients’ illnesses make travel to a physician’s office a significant hardship. Thus, the ER becomes their primary physician. Often, simple screening and wellness exams are forgone until conditions require a hospital admission. Many of these patients subsequently lose their independence and are forced into nursing homes.

Approximately 10 years ago, CMS initiated a study in homebound medicine. Resources were provided to give a subsidy to physicians engaged in homebound medicine. The study was successful, ending well before its planned conclusion and its recommendations were adopted.

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Testimonials

Mission Statement | Freedom Health & Wellness

Martin Schnell, MD

Our Mission is to provide the highest quality of wound care using evidence-based medicines combined with the most up to date techniques and technology. We will treat each patient with compassion, mercy and human awareness, treating patients and healing wounds.