Complete history to best care for you

We are very thorough and your initial visit may take from 90 to 120 minutes. Subsequent visits are not as long and will average between 30 – 60 minutes. During the initial visit a comprehensive medical history will be obtained and a physical examination performed. Of course, particular attention will be given to your wound.

Please Read Our Welcome Letter

In addition to reading our welcome letter, please take a moment to complete the following forms prior to your first visit:

Please fill out the above form or bring a list of your current medications, including dosage. If any tests related to the wound have been performed outside of Portneuf Medical Center, please ask your primary care provider to fax a copy of the results to us for review prior to your appointment.

Individuals are referred to our center when they have a need for all-inclusive wound management. We make a difference by having a clear and wound specific method of uncovering all the pathways that are preventing the wound from healing quickly.

Depending on your type of wound, other studies may be ordered such as:

  • Tests to evaluate venous and/or arterial circulation
  • X-Rays and other imaging procedures
  • Blood tests
  • Cultures

You are the key to success for treatment. Please keep in mind that you will be attending weekly appointments. Should you need to cancel an appointment, please be sure to reschedule immediately so that your progress can continue. It is important that you follow the treatment plan and keep your appointments.

If you have diabetes, it is essential that your blood sugars be controlled, as poor glucose control can lead to markedly delayed healing of wounds. Also, it is important that you stop smoking, as smoking certainly delays, and in some cases prevents, healing. We can coordinate smoking cessation support if needed.

Much of your progress will occur because of your participation in your care. You’ll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from infection and further injuries.

Appointment information: 208-239-2670

  • Use this number for appointment verification, changes, or cancellations.

Nurse line: 208-239-2671

  • Use this number for clinical questions.
  • All messages are retrieved per RN Availability
  • We make every effort to return these calls within 24 hours – please leave only one message. Additional messages may delay response time.

After hours or weekends – emergency calls: Please call 911

 

Your role as a wound care patient

We welcome your calls and are here to answer any questions you have. Our goal is to offer you the support you need to heal. If there is ever any part of your treatment plan that is not clear to you, please ask.

You are the key to success for treatment. Please keep in mind that you will be attending weekly treatment appointments. Should you need to cancel an appointment, please be sure to reschedule immediately so that your progress can continue. It is important that you follow the treatment plan and keep your appointments.

If you have diabetes, it is essential that your blood sugars be controlled, as poor glucose control can lead to markedly delayed healing of wounds. Also, it is important that you stop smoking, as smoking certainly delays, and in some cases prevents, healing. We can coordinate smoking cessation support if needed.

Much of your progress will occur because you and the clinical staff will follow directions carefully and watch your wounds closely. You’ll learn about caring for your wound at home, including how to change dressings and how to protect yourself from infection and further injuries.

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