Wound Care Treatment - Terre Haute Regional Hospital | Terre Haute, IN
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Wound Care Treatment

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For more information about the Center for Wound Care, please call 237.9946 or stop by for a tour and meet the staff.

Wound Care Treatment

Your First Visit

When you come in, our staff will evaluate your wound and general health. They'll also review your medical history. A blood test may be involved. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood flow and oxygen flow in the wound area.

Your Healing Program

When your test results are in, we'll put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This program will include regular visits to the Center for Wound Care to provide treatment, evaluate progress and make any changes that might be needed. You (or your care-giver) will be given detailed instructions in home care, dressing (bandage) changes and protecting the wound from further injury.

You're a Vital Part of the Program

Much of the success of your treatment depends on you. You must keep your appointments, follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely between visits. And any time you or your family members have questions, our staff is available. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions.

How We Work With Your Doctor

The Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We'll discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress. Remember, you'll need to keep seeing your doctor for routine medical care.

The Team Approach Treatment of non-healing wounds

A variety of treatment options are available depending on type and severity of a wound. Treatment may include the following:

  • infectious disease management
  • physical therapy
  • vascular evaluation
  • bio-engineered skin grafting
  • laboratory evaluation
  • nutritional management
  • pain management
  • diabetic education
  • nuclear medicine
  • radiology
  • debridement (removal of dead tissue)
  • hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • edema (swelling) management

Insurance Coverage

Most often Medicare and Medicaid reimburse for approved procedures.

Many health plans cover Center for Wound Care treatment. Your coverage depends on your specific plan. Be sure to bring your insurance cards with you when you visit the center.

Terre Haute Regional Hospital Center for Wound Care Panel Physicians include: Dr. Jean Mercho, Dr. John Trench, Dr. Richard Reed, Dr. James Hilaire and Dr. Robert Burkle.