Wound Care FAQs
What should I expect at my first appointment?
Using a team approach, the specially trained physicians, nurses and other health care providers at the Wound Healing Center will assess your general health before creating a treatment plan that best suits you. The assessment may include blood tests, imaging and other diagnostic testing to evaluate your health.
What is, and will I need, hyperbaric treatments?
For some patients this advanced treatment modality is needed to help heal their wound. This highly specialized treatment works by surrounding the patient with 100 percent oxygen at higher than normal atmospheric pressure. This increases the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood and, in the case of wounds, allows red blood cells to pass more easily through the plasma into the wound to heal it from the inside out. Diabetic foot wounds are an excellent example of wounds that may benefit most from this type of treatment.
Hyperbaric treatments are for approximately 10 percent of those that suffer wound healing issues. The majority of our patients will not need hyperbaric, but for those who do, this state-of-the-art technology is a huge benefit to the community. Patients needing hyperbaric to treat their wound need daily treatments. Having the technology close to home is a great relief to those needing the treatment.
Who treats my wound?
The Wound Healing Center works with area providers to staff our outpatient clinic. The provider then communicates and works directly with your primary care physicians, keeping them updated on your treatment. We also have specially trained nurses and hyperbaric technicians at the clinic.