Wound Treatment Center Frequently Asked Questions
- Why would I need the Wound Treatment Center?
- Should I see my doctor for such care?
- What types of healthcare professionals will be treating me?
- What other services are offered at the Wound Treatment Center?
Question 1: Why would I need the Wound Treatment Center?
Answer: The types of wounds we typically care for are difficult to heal, and can lead to a compromised qualify of life. Wounds that resist healing for longer than three weeks should be considered for referral to the Wound Treatment Center.
Question 2: Should I see my doctor for such care?
Answer: When your doctor refers you to the Wound Treatment Center it is for specialized treatment. You will continue to see your own doctor for management of diabetes, hypertension or other medical problems. We work together with your primary physician to determine the best treatment for your wounds to achieve optimal results.
Question 3: What types of healthcare professionals will be treating me?
Answer: The Wound Treatment Center is staffed by a full-time surgeon; certified wound, ostomy and continence nurses; and a physical therapist certified in wound care.
Dr. Gregory Schlegel, MD, FACS, CWS, has served as the medical director of the Wound Treatment Center since it opened in 1998. Dr. Schlegel is a graduate of Indiana University. He completed his residency at Emory University with a fellowship at Baylor University. Dr. Schlegel is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular/General Surgery and has earned the Certified Wound Specialist designation from the American Academy of Wound Management.
Question 4: What other services are offered at the Wound Treatment Center?
Answer: In addition to providing care for non-healing wounds, the Wound Treatment Center provides preventive care, treatment and education for leg and foot wounds. Preventive care may include pulsed lavage for cleaning and irrigating wounds, further reducing the risks of infection. We also provide techniques to aid in relieving pressure on wounds to allow for faster healing.
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