Wound Healing FAQ
How can I get a consultation from the Center for Wound Healing?Toggle accordion item
You may call the Center for Wound Healing directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an appointment directly, call: 618.684.1035
What Causes Non-Healing Wounds?Toggle accordion item
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. Wounds come from a variety of different medical conditions, and they don’t heal for many different reasons.
Will I have to change my primary care doctor or specialist?Toggle accordion item
No. In fact, the Center for Wound Healing prefers to work with your physician or medical specialist during the treatments. We even keep your doctor informed with frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Center for Wound Healing, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your primary physician.
Does insurance cover specialized wound care treatments?Toggle accordion item
Many health plans cover Center for Wound Healing treatments. Call us to determine what your specific plan covers.
What can I expect at the first appointment?Toggle accordion item
The first appointment consists of an assessment by our skilled wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests, and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please be sure to bring to your appointment: your medical records, insurance information, a list of current medications, and a list of your allergies. You should expect to spend several hours at the center.
Is hyperbaric medicine safe?Toggle accordion item
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 are free watch their favorite television shows or 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.