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    Learn how to start healing 

    Make an appointment
    Your doctor may refer you to a Vidant Wound Healing Center. We have two locations - one at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville and one at Vidant Roanoake-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie. You may also make an appointment by calling directly.

    Greenville location - 252-847-HEAL (4325)

    Ahoskie location - 252-209-3690

    When you call for your first appointment, we'll ask you a few questions about your wound and your general health. For your first appointment, we ask that you bring:
     

    • A list of any medications you are currently taking and any known allergies
    • Medical records, including x-rays if you have them
    • Insurance forms or cards

    Start your treatment program
    Our team of doctors and nurses will thoroughly evaluate your wound and review your health and medical history. We may perform some tests to tell us more about your wound. We will work with your personal doctor to develop a treatment program based on your needs. Your program will likely involve regular visits to the center.
     

    • Your wound care doctor may prescribe some of the following therapies:
    • Debridement (removing dead or damaged tissue)
    • Specially chosen dressings and wraps
    • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    • Bio-engineered tissue substitutes
    • Platelet growth technologies

    We will talk to your personal doctor throughout your care. Once your wound is healed, you will return to your doctor for follow-up care. And you'll continue with your personal doctor for any related ailments such as diabetes and hypertension.

    Your role in healing

    Much of the success of your treatment depends on your participation. We'll count on you to follow directions carefully and watch your progress closely. You'll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from further injuries. We're always here to answer questions and give you the support you need to heal.