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Our team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses provide the latest treatments available to promote healing of chronic wounds and help patients recover as quickly as possible.

 

Oxygen therapy to help wounds heal more quickly.
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Wound Healing

Introduction

Wound healing is a process where the human body attempts to repair damage, generally to the outside of the body's surface (skin). The simple process of a scab forming after a child skins his knee is a perfect representation of this concept. The formation of scar tissue after a surgical procedure is another. However, there are many instances where the body cannot repair the damage successfully, causing a host of other problems like infection, gangrene, and, in some cases, amputation.

Non-Healing Wounds

Non-healing wounds can attack any external part of the body, and they can take many forms. Some of the most common are pressure ulcers, while others develop as a result of post-surgical complications. Often, a patient has multiple problems simultaneously, making wound healing a difficult (and sometimes impossible) challenge.

Where the Healing Begins

It can come from a visit to your doctor, during which you discuss your inability to heal a wound and what options you have to consider. It can come from you directly, after visiting several doctors and hearing conflicting pieces of information that make it difficult for you to assess what you should do next. Regardless of where it comes from, the decision to seek our professional advice and treatment is there for you if you need it, and the process of wound healing can begin for you.

The Appointment

When you call us to make an appointment, we will begin to gather information about you and what next steps need to be taken. We'll determine the best day and time for you to come in and meet with our team to begin your assessment. From there, we'll determine which one of our physicians might be best suited to handle your particular problem, and you will receive a consultation with that doctor. Or, if that doctor isn't available for some reason, we'll set up another appointment at that time.

Getting Started

Physicians

If you're a doctor, please call either our Carlisle Center at (717) 243-1900 or our Shippensburg Center at (717) 530-1145 to refer a patient and give us the details of the treatment you would like the patient to receive. Then, we'll pass the information along to our wound healing physicians, who will evaluate your request and either approve the request or ask you for more information.

During and after your patient has received treatment we will remain in contact with you and your staff. We can arrange reporting on a regular or semi-regular basis and work with you to help your patient back to optimal health.

Patients

We allow patients to call in and request an appointment, but we must check your insurance coverage and obtain a referral that authorizes your treatment. We also accept self-pay patients.

Then, one of our wound healing physicians will examine you, evaluate what your problem is, and (if warranted) recommend a course of treatment. It is preferred that you have a primary care physician who we can report back to who may be treating you on a long-term basis.

Duration of Treatment

Please note that wound healing often requires a long-term course of treatment. Results are generally not achieved overnight. We urge our patients to have patience and faith, and we will do our very best to help them regain control of their wound healing problem.

Questions

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to call us at either our Carlisle Center at (717) 243-1900 or our Shippensburg Center at (717) 530-1145. We will try to answer your inquiry quickly and help you get the answers you need to take any necessary next steps.

Specialized Care for Non-Healing Wounds

Carlisle Regional Medical Center’s wound care specialists offer advanced care and treatment for acute and chronic wounds. Our wound care professionals employ the latest treatment options and provide valuable education to ensure proper care throughout the healing process. Our individualized care is designed to alleviate pain and discomfort and promote healing.

Find Us
We offer Wound Healing Center care at 3 locations.
366 Alexander Spring Road
Carlisle,
PA
17015
(717) 243-1900

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