You will undergo a thorough diagnostic examination to identify the type of wound you have and the underlying problems causing the wound. After this, a program specially tailored to your needs will be initiated based on the most effective treatment options. Your treatment may include:
- Wound infection management
- Physical therapy
- Vascular assessment
- Laboratory assessment
- Nutritional evaluation
- Pain management
- Diabetic education
- Nuclear medicine testing
- Radiology evaluation
- Regular wound debridements
- Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) therapy when appropriate
Once a treatment plan has been initiated, you will visit the Center on a regularly scheduled basis for wound care. You will be instructed on how to administer your own wound care at home between visits, as well as how to protect your wound from further complications. You are the most important part of your healing process. Keeping appointments and following directions clearly are critical to attaining a positive healing outcome.
SAMC's Wound Care Center is located at 1908 Fairview Ave., Dothan, Al., 36301.
334-699-6863 or 334-699-6864 (fax).
The Wound Care Center is designed to complement your physician's services and is committed to the treatment of problem wounds. The Center is comprised of a team of professionals that include:
- Physicians with advanced training in wound management
- Christopher L. Miller, M.D. (medical director)
- J. Ryan Conner, M.D.
- Jeffrey Fadil, M.D.
- A. Lamar Miller, M.D.
- Jack Real, MD
- Alexander Benz, MD
- Hugh Davis, MD
- Nursing staff trained in the care of chronic wounds
- Technicians who perform non-invasive studies and various therapies
- Experienced staff to assist with appointment, medical records and health insurance processing
This program is targeted to those in an acute crisis who need immediate medical care. Severe depression or anxiety, psychotic symptoms and the need for medication stabilization are examples of such crises. Our clinical approach is to quickly intervene through medical management, establishment of support systems and solution-focused therapy.
Behavioral Medicine Unit
SAMC's Behavioral Health Unit is a medically supervised and licensed facility offering individual program plans for adults 19 years and older. The mission of the Behavioral Health team is to provide adult crisis intervention, stabilization, and treatment. The team consists of board-certified psychiatrists, certified psychiatric nurses, a mental health clinical specialist, licensed professional counselors, occupational therapists, and mental health associates who implement treatment plans and monitor patient progress toward individual treatment goals.
Geriatric Behavioral Health Unit
The Geriatric Program is designed for adults 65 years of age or older. It offers individualized treatment that is specific and sensitive to development or situational crises of older adults. Through a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment process, this program helps the patient and family reach the highest possible level of productivity and mental health.
Outpatient Psychiatric Services
AltaCare provides psychiatric programs for adults, adolescents, and children. Our caring staff provides effective mental health treatment for depression, acute stress and anxiety, loss or grief issues, and other psychiatric or behavioral problems. We also provide chemical dependency services to treat substance abusse issues based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
AltaCare offers FREE confidential assessments to assist clients in finding the help that best meets their needs. Please call 334-794-4582 to schedule a FREE assessment or receive additional information.
Other Mental Health Services
SAMC offers a variety of mental health support groups and resources to outpatients, inpatients, family members, caregivers and others in the community. For more information, call 334-793-8858.