Each year, chronic or slow-healing wounds interrupt the lives of between 3 and 5 million Americans. Caused by diabetes, poor circulation and other conditions, slow-healing wounds result in thousands of lower-extremity amputations each year. These chronic wounds are costly in financial terms and especially in terms of human suffering.
The High Point Medical Center Wound Care Center focuses on treating patients with non-healing or slow-to-heal wounds. Non-healing or chronic wounds are complicated to treat and we find that they respond much more favorably to our dedicated team approach.
Our interdisciplinary team is specifically trained in managing chronic wounds and has a proven record of successfully treating wounds complicated by conditions such as diabetes and poor circulation. We specialize in treating wounds that have not healed after months, and sometimes years, with conventional treatments. Many of our patients, however, are successfully treated within several weeks.
Any wound can become a chronic or non-healing wound. With proper care, however, the High Point Wound Care Center can help you make a full recovery. If you have a wound that has not improved in more than a month’s time or has not completely healed in 2 months, please call 336-878-6789.
What to Expect
On your first visit, various members of our team will assess your wound, as well as your overall health. Tests to measure blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound may be necessary.The first visit to our facility usually requires extra time. Bring all medications you are currently taking so they can be included in your medical record.
Your Role in Healing
The successful outcome of your wound care rests, in large part, on you. Frequent visits with our health care team are necessary to monitor your progress so it is essential you keep every appointment and follow all of our instructions. We welcome your questions as well as those of your family or caregiver.
Working With Your Physician
Our team works closely with your primary care and/or referring physician. Because they are responsible for your overall well-being and for treating any underlying condition that may contribute to your wound, we update your primary care physician on your treatment plan and your progress, unless otherwise specified.
Treatment by the professionals at the High Point Wound Care Center is covered by most health insurance plans. Please bring your insurance cards and information with you each time you visit. Your insurance does require prior authorization before treatment at the High Point Wound Care Center.