To make a referral or schedule an appointment, contact the Burn and Reconstructive Center at:
What to Expect From the First Appointment
Patients are typically referred by their primary care physician and the program operates by appointment. Upon referral to the Wound Care Center, managed by Healogics™, patients undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. The initial appointment consists of a full assessment to determine the source of the wound, the appropriate classification and size of the wound, the overall health status of the patient and the patient’s ability to comply with needed therapies.
Based on the evaluation, a customized treatment plan is developed to optimize the therapies best suited to address the patient’s needs. Wound size and depth are documented at the initial visit and again at each subsequent visit. Some of the diagnostic modalities which may be used include:
- Laboratory evaluation
- Radiology (including MRI)
- Transcutaneous oxygen testing
- Vascular studies, including
- Peripheral vascular ultrasound
After this determination, a program specifically tailored to the patient's needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to provide the maximum healing possible.
Specialized wound care is usually administered on an outpatient basis. Patients are free to drive themselves to the Center for therapy. Each visit lasts about two-and-a-half to three hours.
Preparing for Wound Care Treatment
After an initial consultation and examination at the center, you will receive complete instructions regarding your treatment. Note: You should refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products during the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its effect on the blood vessels in your body.
If You Are Sick or on Medication
If you have a cold or cough, the flu, sore throat, chills, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, inform the staff at the Center before your treatments begin. Also, alert the staff to any medications you are taking or changes in medication during the course of your treatment. If you are diabetic, please eat properly and continue to take your prescribed medication to control your blood sugar level. (Note: your blood sugar level will also be checked during each visit to the Center.)
Wound Care Center Location
The Wound Care Center is conveniently located in Bldg. III of Medical City Plano at 4001 West 15th Street, Ste. 100, on the northwest corner of Coit and 15th, across from the main hospital.