Preparing for your first visit
Call the Mon General Wound Healing Center at (304) 285-1460 [skype link] for your appointment. When you call, be prepared to answer a few questions concerning your wound and your general health. Your visit will be scheduled at a convenient time and a staff member may call to verify your appointment.
Make a list of current medications you are taking and any allergies you are aware of, and bring this to your first appointment.
Bring any medical records you may have, including previous medical records, x-rays if available and any current insurance forms or cards to simplify your registration and requirements established by your specific insurance plan. To simplify your visit, you may download registration and other necessary forms here and complete them in advance of your appointment:
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Before beginning treatment, the wound specialists of Mon General Hospital will evaluate your wound and review your medical history and general health. You may have special tests to provide us with important information about the flow of blood, tissue oxygenation and whether or not infection is complicating the healing process.
Designing Your Treatment Program
Once your test results are in, our wound healing team, in close cooperation with your primary care physician, will develop a treatment program based on your unique needs. Your program will involve regular visits to the center to provide treatment, follow your progress or make necessary changes in your treatment program. You will also be instructed in home wound care, dressing changes and ways to protect yourself from further injury. For some patients who require additional specialized treatment, hyperbaric oxygen therapy is available. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy uses 100 percent oxygen breathed at higher than normal pressures to enhance the healing of problem wounds.
You Are the Key in Your Successful Treatment Program
Much of the success of your wound treatment will depend on your level of commitment and participation. As an active member of your wound management team, you will need to follow directions carefully, watch your progress closely, and keep your appointments. Remember, your wound healing staff is available to answer any questions concerning your treatment program.