Dr. John Kessels, MD

Dr. John Kessels, MD

Wound & Burn Care  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

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Dr. John Kessels, MD is a wound & burn care doctor who practices in Covington, LA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Read his story

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Kessels' Experience

Dr. Kessels' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Wound & Burn Care
  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kessels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kessels "Dr. Kessels, a certified wound specialist, leads a team of nurses and certified hyperbaric technicians with a combined 50 years of experience. This highly qualified team has healed thousands of wounds using the most sophisticated treatment options available, including ultrasonic debridement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Sensilase technology for blood circulation assessment and bioengineered skin substitutes. While Dr. Kessels and his staff deliver latest treatment options, he finds "getting back to basics"- extensive patient education, focus on prevention, collaboration with other physicians and family - results in successful wound healing. Because Dr. Kessels identifies the underlying causes for non-healing wounds, he is able to develop a care plan that treats the whole patient."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kessels ""When patients have other medical problems such as diabetes, skin tears and minor sores can be challenging to heal. Developing a plan that includes the underlying causes is a must," Dr. Kessels says. "Our goal is to help the patient regain the quality of life enjoyed before the wound became debilitating and ultimately keep the patient wound free. We recognize the root causes and work directly with our patients and families to be certain the factors contributing to the condition are addressed.""


  • Wound & Burn Care
  • Hyperbaric Medicine
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Emergency Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Bedsores
  • Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
  • Diabetes-Like Pressure Ulcer
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Laceration
  • Lymphedema
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Osteoradionecrosis
  • Radiation Tissue Damage
  • Surgical Infections
  • Ulcer
  • Vein Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Wound Infection
  • Wound and-or Ulcer Foot
  • Wounds


  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Burn Care Services
  • Doppler Test
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Skin Grafts
  • Wound Care and Management

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kessels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kessels' Reviews

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Dr. Kessels' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Mandeville, LA |
Wound did not respond
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Kessels accepts 3 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kessels has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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