Wound Care Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How can I get a consultation from the Wound Care Center?
- You may contact us directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an 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"). An estimated eight million Americans suffer from chronic wounds.
Will I have to change my primary care doctor or specialist?
- No. In fact, the Wound Care Center prefers to work with your physician or medical specialist during the treatments and provide frequent progress reports. While you are receiving treatments for your wound, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your primary physician.
Does insurance cover specialized wound care treatments?
- Many health plans cover Wound Care Center treatments. Call us to determine what your specific plan covers.
What can I expect at the first appointment?
- The first appointment you will receive an assessment by our skilled wound care team who will review your medical history, blood tests, and make recommendations regarding your treatment plan. Please be sure to bring your medical records, insurance information, a list of current medications and any allergies you may have. You should expect to spend several hours at the Center.
Is hyperbaric medicine safe?
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a safe and evidence-based treatment proven to speed the healing process in certain types of wounds. In fact, many patients find it relaxing! The clear chambers are equipped with televisions and comfortable bedding, so patients can watch TV, a movie, or even sleep. A typical course of treatment involves the patient spending about 90 minutes a day in the chamber five days per week over a four-to-six-week period.