Experts in Wound Care

Chronic wounds can be painful and negatively impact your mental, physical and emotional health. If you’re dealing with a chronic or slow-healing wound, we can help. Our team is committed to providing exceptional wound care across the Roaring Fork, Eagle and Colorado River Valleys.

Talk to your primary care provider about seeing a specialist at Valley View’s Wound Care Center if your wound has not healed after one month of conventional therapy.


Wound Care Center at Valley View
Valley View Medical Office Building
1830 Blake Avenue, Suite 101 (first floor)
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: 970.384.8028
Fax: 970.384.7532

Common Non-healing Wounds We Treat

  • Arterial ulcers
  • Diabetic ulcers
  • Immune system conditions
  • Infections
  • Pressure sores
  • Radiation sores
  • Surgical wounds
  • Spider or insect bites
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous insufficiency


Garrett Caputo, MD

Garrett Caputo, MD specializes in treatment of chronic, slow-healing wounds at Valley View’s Wound Care Center. After practicing in New Hampshire and Montana, Dr. Caputo came to practice in Rifle, Colorado in 2013. He received his board certification in wound care in 2015 and has been practicing in this exciting, evolving field ever since.

Wound care is a new specialty, one that Dr. Caputo is passionate about trailblazing. “Wound care requires a lot of hands-on time with patients, in order to really learn about their conditions,” he says. Dr. Caputo’s commitment to master the field means he practices the newest techniques.

“Our patients usually come to us after trying a number of other avenues,” he continues. “We successfully address these problems that have seemed unsolvable to them, and the high success rate we see gives them a lot of hope. That’s really the best part of it for us.”

And when Dr. Caputo says “us,” he means it—his wife Debra is also his partner in the clinic, and she is an accomplished clinician in her own right. “I generally do the medical diagnosing, while she does the treatment and rehabilitation,” he says. “She specializes in geriatrics, which covers most of our patients. She has a great handle on what they can and can’t do, which allows us to suggest the best treatments for each patient.”

The Caputos came to Colorado for a good reason. “We left New England to get away from the cold, mostly,” he says. “But out here also we’re close to both the mountains and the desert, which we love.” In the desert (Utah mostly), they engage in another favorite pastime: riding and training Paso Fino horses, a beautiful breed best known for its grace and prowess on wilderness trails. In addition, Dr. Caputo and his wife are social ballroom dancers and regularly cut rugs up and down the Roaring Fork Valley.

Michael R. Duehrssen, MD

Michael Duehrssen, MD is a physician at the Wound Care Center at Valley View. His career has taken him across the west, with stints as an emergency room physician in Cortez, CO; medical director and professor at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska; and director of trauma at Grand River Hospital in Rifle. He received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Union College, and attended medical school at Loma Linda University’s School of Medicine in Loma Linda, California.

Dr. Duehrssen’s medical experience runs a wide gamut—he has developed medical programs for local police departments, developed emergency helicopter programs, created EMS protocols and overseen emergency room construction.

Outside of work, Dr. Duehrssen’s interests include skiing, high-altitude climbing, rock climbing, running, mountain biking, scuba diving, rafting and canyoneering. He has participated in community service around the world, acting as a first responder and medical team member in India, Myanmar, Jamaica, Mozambique, and Malawi, among other places.

Dr. Duehrssen was raised in Rifle and currently lives in Moab with his wife of 34 years, Susan. Together they have two daughters.


A referral is required to make an appointment at the Wound Care Center.

Talk to your primary care provider about seeing a specialist at Valley View’s Wound Care Center if your wound has not healed after one month of conventional therapy.

For more information, call us at 970.384.8028.