FAQ ABOUT HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY AND WOUND CARE MANAGEMENT
Am I a candidate for The Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine?
If you have had a wound that has not significantly improved within 4 weeks or completely healed in two months, you should ask your doctor to refer you to The Center for Wound Management.
How does the Center work with my doctor?
During your treatment at The Center for Wound Management and Hyperbaric Medicine, your primary care physician remains an integral part of your medical team. Proposed treatment plans are discussed with your physician and he or she is updated on your progress. Your physician remains vital for your routine medical care.
What potential courses of treatment are available?
As with any course of medical care, treatment depends on the type of wound you have and your health status. During your first visit, our staff of physicians and nurses will evaluate your wound and review your medical history. You may also undergo special non-invasive tests to gauge blood and oxygen flow surrounding the wound.
With diagnostic data and your health history in mind, courses of treatment may include:
- Vascular testing
- Surgical intervention
- Diabetes education
- Nutritional services
- Wound prevention education
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
- Antibiotic therapy
- Protective footwear
- Setting up home health for dressing changes
- Coordinating with your primary physician
Does my insurance cover wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy?
Most insurance carriers do pay for wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Please call us at 323.932.5922 for more information on covered indications.
Who do I call for more information?
To find out more about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and The Wound Management Center, please call 323.932.5WCC (922).