The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by our team to evaluate your wound and your general health. They will review your medical history and possibly order blood tests and/or specialized tests to measure blood flow and oxygen delivery in the wound area. It is very important that you bring the following to your first appointment.
You will have to fill out new patient paperwork at your first visit. We may also do some tests to identify exactly what type of wound you have. Your first visit may take some time so plan accordingly.
After we receive your test results, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Wound Care Center so that we can provide treatment, evaluate your progress and adjust your care plan as necessary. You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions for home care including dressing (bandage) changes and ways to protect the wound from further injury.
You are a vital part of the program and much of your treatment's success depends on you. Here are the things you can do to help yourself in the healing process:
Working together, we can help you get back on your feet and back to the things you love.
Remember, anytime you or your family members have questions, our staff is available to answer them. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions! If wound care questions occur to you after your appointment, just call the Wound Care Center at 404.501.7455.
The Wound Care Center coordinates with your personal physician, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program and keep him or her updated on your progress, unless instructed otherwise. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.
Many health plans cover Wound Care Center treatments. We can help you determine what your specific plan covers.
If you have been struggling with a wound that won’t heal, the Emory Decatur Hospital Comprehensive Wound Care Center can help. Call 404.501.7455 today to get quality wound care information and get started on the path to healing.