Wound Care Clinic
If you have a sore or wound that hasn't started to heal in a month, ask your doctor about UK HealthCare's Wound Care Clinic.
The future of wound treatment begins here.
Of those patients afflicted with chronic wounds, the majority (about 2.5 million Americans) suffer from slow-healing or non-healing lower extremity ulcers. If a non-healing wound is keeping you from doing all the things you'd like to do, the Wound Care Clinic can help you get your life back.
Wounds caused by diabetes, poor circulation or other conditions are typically ones that haven't started to get significantly better in a month or haven't healed entirely in two months.
The caring team of doctors, nurses and technicians at UK Good Samaritan Hospital's Wound Care Clinic offers Lexington's only aggressive outpatient wound management program, providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach to wound care. With a healing rate of more than 80 percent, the Wound Care Clinic program helps many patients completely heal in just a few months.
For the vast majority of wounds, healing follows a relatively brief, predictable and uncomplicated course. But some wounds are exceptions to the rule. For the physician as well as the patient, treating a wound that does not heal is frustrating, time-consuming and expensive. The best approach for handling chronic wounds is management by an interdisciplinary team consisting of health care professionals working together in a collaborating, supporting manner -- the approach offered by the Good Samaritan Wound Care Clinic.
The Wound Care Clinic provides a thorough diagnostic appraisal of the wound and the patient, followed by a carefully designed case management program. The diagnostic and treatment plan is fully documented and communicated to the primary physician who remains an active member of the wound management team.
An Integrated Team of Wound Care Specialists at a Single Location
The Wound Care Clinic is a comprehensive outpatient center designed to complement physician services. Physicians refer patients to the Wound Care Center for comprehensive wound management but continue to treat the underlying condition and provide for the patient's overall care. Dedicated to management of chronic non-healing wounds, the Wound Care Clinic brings together a spectrum of professionals that includes:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management
- Vascular surgeons
- Vascular interventions
- Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses available
- Certified wound nurses
- Plastic surgeon specializing in burn management
- Experienced staff to assist with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing.
The Wound Care Clinic holds a Burn Clinic every Friday morning.
Referring a Patient
Call 859-226-7050 to schedule an appointment. Please have the following information available:
- Patient’s name, address and phone number
- Date of birth, Social Security number
- Insurance information
- Preauthorization from patient’s insurance company, if required
- Fax a copy of recent physician’s notes and test results to 859-226-7052
An appointment will be scheduled and the Wound Care Clinic will mail a packet of information to the patient. The patient will need to complete two pages of health information and bring it along with their insurance cards and medication list.
- Chronic wounds – wounds that have had a duration of greater than three weeks or a wound that is not healing.
- Chronic wounds that are treatable can include: diabetic wounds, wounds caused by decreased circulation and pressure sores.
- First, second, and third-degree burns
- Patients must be willing to make a weekly commitment for the treatments.
- The Wound Care Clinic accepts doctor referrals, but a referral is not necessary. Patients may call in self-referrals, but access to the patient's past medical history is necessary.
- All patients must have a primary physician to manage all other medical problems not related to the wound.
- Patients should be familiar with their insurance policies.