Regional Wound Center
Each year, chronic or slow-healing wounds interrupt the lives of between three and five 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 Regional Wound Center focuses on treating patients with non-healing wounds. Non-healing or chronic wounds are complicated to treat and we find that they respond much more favorably to our dedicated team approach.
The Regional Wound Center’s 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. The Regional Wound Center specializes in treating wounds that have not healed after months, and sometimes years, with conventional treatments. Most Regional Wound Center patients, however, are successfully treated within several weeks.
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
The team at the Regional Wound Center 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 Regional
Wound Center is covered by most health insurance plans. Please bring your insurance cards and information with you each time you visit the Regional Wound Center.
Your insurance does require prior authorization before treatment at the Regional Wound Center.
Any wound can become a chronic or non-healing wound. With proper care, however, the Regional Wound Center can help you make a full recovery. If you have a wound that has not improved in over a month’s time or has not completely healed in two months, please call (336) 878-6789.
Ostomy Support Group
The Regional Wound Center hosts an Ostomy support group at the High Point Regional Bariatric Center the third Wednesday of every other month at 4:30 p.m. This support group is organized by the United Ostomy Associations of America, a nonprofit affiliation of support groups committed to the improvement of the quality of life of people who have, or will have an intestinal or urinary diversion.
For more information about the Ostomy support group please call (336)878-6888.