- What types of wounds are treated at the Wound Care Center?
Any wound that has not started to heal in a month, or is not completely healed in two months, may be a candidate for the Wound Care Center.
Some of the indications for wound therapy are:
- Pressure ulcers
- Diabetic ulcers
- Neuropathic ulcers
- lschemic ulcers
- Venous insufficiency
- Traumatic wounds
- Surgical wounds
- Peristomal skin irritations
- Other chronic, non-healing wounds
- What will my Treatment Program look like?
A program tailored to the patient's needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options.
Treatment may include:
- Infectious disease management
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Vascular evaluation
- Laboratory evaluation
- Nutritional management
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine
- How do I get help from the Wound Care Center?
You may call the Wound Care Center directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an appointment, call: (606) 451.3820. Physician orders may be faxed to: (606) 451.3826
- Does this mean I have to change doctors?
Not at all. In fact, the Wound Care Center works with your personal physician in the same way as we would any medical specialist. We keep your doctor informed on all aspects of your treatment with frequent progress reports. While you'll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Wound Care Center, you'll continue to receive all of your routine care from your physician.
- Does insurance cover treatment?
Many health plans cover Wound Care Center treatments. We can help you determine what your specific plan covers.
- What can I expect at my first appointment?
The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by our wound care team, a review of your medical history, additional tests if needed and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please bring your medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking, and a list of allergies you may have to the first appointment.
- What causes non-healing wounds?
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from a number of factors, including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, and immobility (which can lead to pressure ulcers, commonly known as bed sores). People with diabetes are at particular risk. If you have a wound that won't heal, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million Americans experience this condition. The good news is that you no longer have to suffer. The Wound Care Center not only uses among the most advanced therapies available for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound-for example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes-to help eliminate recurrence.
- Who will provide my care?
Our health care team of experts includes physicians, nurses, and clinical hyperbaric staff devoted to the treatment plan of the patient for wound care.