Phase One: Wound Assessment
At Glenwood Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, physicians and staff offer a wide variety of treatment options for slow- and non-healing wounds. Before treatment can begin, your primary care physician must refer you to our facilities. This way, your personal physician can monitor your treatment and recovery.
If you do not have a physician, but believe your wound requires advanced treatment, the Wound Care staff may be able to obtain a primary care physician for you. Call 318-329-8470 for more information about the referral process.
Once the referral process is complete, you will receive a phone call to schedule your first appointment. (At this point, your physician’s office should have obtained prior authorization from your insurance provider.)
Your First Appointment
At your first appointment, you will meet with a board certified physician that specializes in caring for your particular type of wound, whether it is a foot, limb, vascular, diabetic, or other type of wound.
A nurse will perform basic lab work, review your medical history, and may perform some non-invasive vascular studies, which help in assessing your condition. These studies include: ABI test, ultrasound, blood pressure test, transcutaneous oxygen monitoring (TCOM), and more.
Once these tests are complete, your wound care specialist will determine the best wound care treatment plan for your particular needs. This information will be relayed to your referring physician.