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Advanced Wound Care of St. Elizabeth Medical Center Frequently Asked Questions

 

Are You A Candidate?

If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about our Advanced Wound Care Center. You may be a candidate for our outpatient program.

How Do I Get Help from the Wound Care Center?

You may call the Advanced Wound Care Center directly or be referred by your doctor. To make an appointment, call: 315-798-8345.

Does This Mean I Have to Change Doctors?

Not at all. In fact, the Advanced Wound Care Center works with your personal physician in the same way as we would any medical specialist. We keep your doctor informed on all aspects of your treatment with frequent progress reports. While you’ll be receiving treatment for your wound from the Advanced Wound Care Center, you’ll continue to receive all of your routine care from your physician.

Does Insurance Cover Treatment?

Many health plans cover Advanced Wound Care Center treatments. We can help you determine what your specific plan covers.

What Can I Expect at the First Appointment?

The first appointment consists of an in-depth assessment by our wound care team, a review of your medical history, blood tests or additional tests if needed, and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please bring your medical records, insurance card, a list of all medications you are taking, and a list of allergies you may have to the first appointment. Expect to spend several hours at the Center. 

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). People with diabetes are at particular risk. If you have a wound that won’t heal, you are not alone. Approximately 7 million Americans experience this condition. The good news is that you no longer have to suffer. The Advanced Wound Care Center not only uses the most advanced therapies available for healing, but it also addresses the underlying cause of the wound—for example, nutrition, lack of exercise, hygiene, ill-fitting shoes—to help eliminate recurrence.

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