Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine FAQ’s
How can I get a consultation from the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine?
You may call the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine directly or be referred by your physician. To make an appointment directly, call 731-644-8208 or a referral may be faxed to 731-644-8551.
What Causes Non-Healing Wounds?
Chronic and non-healing wounds can result from many medical conditions including diabetes, poor circulation, trauma, vascular disease, smoking and immobility. Auto-immune diseases and some medications can also slow healing and increase your risk of complications. Waiting several weeks to seek medical treatment can further delay healing and increase your risks.
Will I have to change my primary care doctor or specialist?
No. In fact, the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine prefers to work with your physician or medical specialist during the treatments. We even keep your doctor informed with frequent progress reports. You should continue to receive all of your routine medical care from your primary physician while you are having your wound treated at the Center.
Does insurance cover visits at the Center for Wound Healing?
Many health plans cover the Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine treatments. We provide a variety of services and it is not possible to know for sure what is covered without talking to your insurance. Call your insurance provider to determine what your specific plan covers or call the Center and we will help you find the information.
What can I expect at the first appointment?
The first appointment consists of an assessment by our skilled wound care team, a review of your medical history, possible lab tests or x-rays and recommendations for your treatment plan. Please be sure to bring your medical records, insurance information, a list of current medications and allergies to your appointment.
Are hyperbaric oxygen treatments safe?
While any treatment or medication can have side effects, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is an 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 to watch their favorite television shows, a movie, or even sleep.
Can I come to the Center if I have home health services?
Yes, you can come to the Wound Center if you currently have home health services unless it is on the same day of your home health visit. We work closely with your home health to develop a plan of care for your wound care needs.
Don’t Let a Chronic Wound Affect Your Quality of Life
Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
239 Tyson Ave, Paris, TN