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In response to COVID-19, Inova Wound Healing Centers now offer virtual consultations at all four of our locations. While in-person visits are ideal for evaluating and treating complex wounds, telemedicine offers you an additional option to begin the healing process without delay in care.
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Virtual Visits Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Who is eligible for a virtual visit?
- All current and new patients with a non-healing or chronic wound.
- For new patients, your initial visit may be an in-person office appointment. Thereafter, your visits may be through telemedicine or a combination of both depending on the complexity of your wound.
- Not all wounds are treatable via telemedicine. For these patients, in-person visits may be best. During your initial call to coordinate your appointment, we will determine whether or not telemedicine is right for you.
What services are provided via a virtual visit?
A non-healing or chronic wound is defined as a wound that does not improve after four weeks or does not heal in eight weeks. These include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers*
- Venous-related ulcerations
- Non-healing surgical wounds
- Pressure ulcers
- Wounds related to metabolic disease
- Wounds that repeatedly break down
*If you have diabetes, any sore or tender spot on the foot warrants immediate attention from a physician, regardless of how long the wound has been present. Inova Wound Healing physicians have expertise in treating diabetes-related foot wounds.
What can I expect?
During your visit you can expect to interface with a physician or advanced practice provider (APP) that is specially trained in the treatment and management of complex wounds. These providers will develop a treatment plan that is catered to your unique needs. Some of your appointments may be in-person office visits depending on the complexity of your wounds. Combining in-person checkups with telemedicine has been clinically proven to result in excellent outcomes and high patient satisfaction.
What is the schedule of visits and when will I see my provider?
For most patients, you will see the provider once a week until your wound is healed. At your first visit the provider will assess your wound and determine the frequency of visits needed. This may be a mixture of in-person and telemedicine visits throughout the course of your time with us.
What will I need at home to participate in telehealth visits?
- To participate in telemedicine visits, you will need a phone or a computer with an internet connection.
- A family member or aid to assist with holding the device if possible.
- Proper lighting to allow full view of the wound. The light on the phone will suffice.
What if I have concerns between visits?
If you have a question or concern at any time please call one of the locations listed below.