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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I know if my cut, sore, ulcer or wound is something that the doctors at the Wound Healing Center should take care of?
A: If the cut, sore, ulcer or wound is not getting better, contact the Center as soon as possible to make an appointment so that a physician can assess your needs.
Q: What types of wounds do you treat?
A: We treat chronic non-healing wounds most commonly caused by diabetes, circulation problems, trauma (like an accident),  surgical wounds, and all lower extremity wounds.
Q: What kind of specialists practice at the UNC Wound Healing Center?
A: A Podiatrist (specializing in toe and foot disorders); wound care and vascular trained physicians; nurses  and technicians.
Q: How do I know which doctor is right for me?
A: It depends on the location and type of ulcer or wound you have. When you call the UNC Wound Healing Center the receptionist who makes your appointment will help you choose the best doctor to treat your wound.

Q: I am a patient at your clinic and need services after hours. What should I do?
A: If you think it is an emergency you can either call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you do not think it is an emergency of that level, then call (919) 966-4131 (UNC Hospitals) and ask to speak to the Vascular resident on call. Tell him/her that you are a patient of Dr....... and are seen in the UNC Wound Healing Center.  


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