Compassionate: Patient Focused: Specialized: Team Based: Wound Care
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Compassionate, Patient Focused, Specialized, Team based, Holistic Wound Care.

Welcome to WALKS Wound Centers

WALKS (Wound and Limb Kare Salvage) Wound Centers has been healing wounds on Chicago's West-side since 2007.

At WALKS we recognize the complexity of caring for those who have difficulty healing. We understand specialized treatment may be required, and that non-healing wounds can occur for many reasons, including diabetes or other chronic disease, poor circulation, and nutritional status.

WALKS is staffed with compassionate, experienced physicians, together with a team of health care professionals who are trained in wound management. We are dedicated to creating an individualized care plan for each patient and treating each patient holistically. Utilizing the latest in wound care techniques and medical technology, our wound care team has had great success helping patients with chronic, problematic and difficult wounds.

With 3 locations (Main location: SAH Community Care Clinic, 3059 West 26th Street) the WALKS Wound Centers provide outpatient care for the following conditions:
  • Diabetic Wounds
  • Varicose Ulcers
  • Open Lower Extremity Wounds
  • Open Body Sores
  • Neuropathy (Pain and/or Numbness in Legs/Lower Extremities)
  • Gangrene
  • Wound Drainage
  • Varicose Veins
  • Decubitus Ulcers
Diabetic Feet — Wound Management in Chicago, IL
Team Approach

We have helped many patients live a more pain free enjoyable life. Don't continue to live in discomfort, call 773-696-9490 today to make an appointment or click here to make an appointment via the website.
Many physicians, alone, routinely treat acute wounds in their daily practice; however, the variety and complexity of non-healing chronic wounds presents a challenge. As with any chronic disease process, a wound, regardless of its cause, requires intervention by a multidisciplinary team to address the many conditions and co-morbidities that impact wound healing Evaluation and treatment at WALKS are provided by a multidisciplinary team of experienced and understanding professionals that include providers in:
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Rear Foot Reconstructive
  • Infectious Disease
  • Diabetes Education
  • Nutrition
  • Podiatry
Utilizing the following modalities, therapies and diagnostic tools:
  • Arobella, Ultrasonic Debriding Device
  • Sharp Debridement
  • Advanced Dressing Materials
  • Bioengineered Tissue
  • Rotational Muscle Flaps
  • Specialized Shoes
  • Offloading Devices
  • Blood Flow Studies (Arterial and Venous Ultrasound)
  • Patient Diabetic Education and Nutrition Counseling


Patient care is very dependent upon the type of insurance subscribed to, all patients must have an ID card from the insurer and present it upon registration.
Call 773-696-9490 today to make an appointment or click here to make an appointment via the website.

Physician Profiles


Frank W. Zappa, DPM

Dr. Zappa graduated from the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in June 1966, and has practiced Podiatric medicine and surgery for over 40 years. He was board certified in foot surgery in 1976 and began to plan a new office on the near west side. The Taylor Street office was opened in 1977 at 1345 West Taylor Street, followed by a move to 1158 West Taylor Street, then finally ending in the present location at 1226 West Taylor Street.

Dr. Zappa serves as the Section Chief of Podiatry/President of the Medical Staff at Saint Anthony Hospital. He is also on staff at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital and Thorek Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Zappa entered the academic arena, teaching residents, in 1984. He is the former program director for the Saint Joseph Hospital/Chicago Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency-RRA Residency Program at 2900 North Lake Shore Drive.

Nikola Ivancevic, DPM

Scott Zimmerman, DPM

Vincent Traverso, DPM

Nancy Zomaya, DPM