What Can a Patient Expect?
The course of treatment depends on what type of wound you have. During your first visit, our staff of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also need special tests that give us information about circulation to the wound. This will then help to determine what course of treatment you will need.
Treatments may include:
- Tests of circulation
- Antibiotic therapy
- Pressure relieving devices
- Special dressings
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Lab work
- Nutritional counseling
- Education on wound prevention
Our treatment plans are designed to complement the care your own physician provides, ensuring that your health care team is always working together to provide the treatment that’s right for you. Most treatments are covered by Medicare/Medicaid, HMOs and other private insurance plans. Some things you can do to assist with your healing:
- Care for your wound at home as directed by your healthcare provider
- Eat a healthy diet
- Rest according to your healthcare provider’s instructions
- Take medication as ordered
- Stop smoking
- Return for your follow up appointments
Once a treatment plan has been prescribed, you will visit the wound center on a regular basis for specialized treatments and documentation of your healing progress. Keeping appointments and following directions are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.