For most people, dealing with a problem wound can be difficult and frustrating. Non-healing wounds that are a result of trauma, surgery, complications with diabetes or pressure ulcers, often require an aggressive multidisciplinary team approach.
Watauga Medical Center’s highly qualified and experienced Wound Care Center team includes a wound-educated PA-C (Advanced Practitioner), certified Wound Ostomy Continence nursing staff, and Certified Medical Office Assistants. Paul S. Dagher, MD of Watauga Surgical Group serves as the Medical Director of The Wound Care Center.
The Wound Care Center not only provides several treatment modalities, but also, when appropriate, nutrition counseling, diabetes education, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, diagnostic testing and lab services. Additionally, full ostomy services including pre-op education, stoma marking and post-op care is available.
Our healing rates are 23% higher than the national average for similar U.S. wound care centers.
- The Wound Care Center 68% 68%
- National Average * 45% 45%
Forms to complete before your appointment
Physician Referral Forms
- Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse
- Pre-operative Education
- Post-Operative Education
- Stoma Marking
- Total Contact Casting
- Compression Treatment
- Negative Pressure Wound Therapy
- Wound Irrigation and Debridement
- Therapeutic Wound Care Modalities
- Skin Grafts
- Nutrition Counseling
- Diabetes Education
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Diagnostic Testing and Lab Services
Having a wound can be a very scary time in anyone’s life, but with help from a team of healthcare professionals, the process can be made much easier. At the ARHS Wound Care Center, we believe caring for a wound is something no one should have to do alone. Read More: Need Help Caring for a Wound?read more
How long does each visit take? First evaluation takes 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on the type of wound or ostomy care. The subsequent visits usually will take 30 minutes to an hour. Why is a special center for treating wounds beneficial? It requires specialized knowledge to ensure optimal…read more
What our patients are saying
I want to just express my sincere thanks to the Drs. and staff at the Wound Clinic in Boone. My mother has had a chronic skin disorder for several years and had been to different doctors in Appalachian Regional Healthcare Systems. We were fortunate enough to be referred to the wound clinic and was very impressed with the care and compassion that was shown to my mother. They really seems to actually care about her as a person. Kudos to the Wound Clinic.