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What To Expect

What To Expect

What To Expect

Thank you for choosing to heal with Pekin Wound Care Clinic in Pekin. From your very first visit to the point of healing, we're here to serve as an ongoing resource for your wound care needs. 

Your First Visit

Your first appointment will involve an evaluation by our wound care team, including an assessment of your wound and a review of your medical history. Additional testing and laboratory work may be necessary to identify the underlying issues. Based on your evaluation and test results, your wound team will develop a customized treatment plan to optimize the therapies best suited to address your needs.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Medical records

  • Insurance information

  • A list of current medications (prescription and over the counter)

  • List of allergies, if applicable

Your Treatment Plan

Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the center on a regular basis for specialized treatment and ongoing maintenance. You will learn how to care for your wound between visits and how to protect your wound from future infection.

Your Role in Healing

  • Care for your wound as directed and watch your progress closely

  • Rest according to instruction

  • Take medications as prescribed

  • Make healthy lifestyle choices, like to quit smoking and eat healthy

  • Attend all scheduled follow up appointments

When to Call Your Doctor

  • You feel pain or swelling at or around wound

  • You develop a fever or chills

  • You notice redness and/or discoloration of wound

  • Your notice increased wound drainage or a foul smell 

  • Your wound gets larger or does not heal

 

Your Wound Experts

You'll be cared for by an integrated team of wound experts who will work alongside your physician or medical specialists during the course of treatment and follow-up care. While you're receiving care, it is likely you will work with one or more of the following:

  • A vascular surgeon (works with blood vessel problems)

  • Internal medicine doctors (diagnose and treat diseases)

  • A family medicine doctor

  • Wound care certified nurses