All Patients Welcome
While most patients are referred by a primary care or other providers, referrals are not required.
Our caring, professional staff can assist you with appointments, medical records and health insurance processing.
To schedule an appointment, contact Meadows Health Advanced Wound Care in Vidalia at 912-277-2077.
Preparing for Your Appointment
Please bring the following items with you:
- A list of all medications
- Your driver’s license or state identification card
- Insurance cards
Please download our pre-appointment form. Save time by filling it out at home and bringing it to your appointment. For your convenience, you can either fill it out online and print it out or print it and fill it out in ink.
Our offices accept most insurance plans. We are happy to discuss billing and insurance in a pre-appointment phone call.
Take an Active Role in your Care with My Meadows Patient Portal
My Meadows is designed to give patients easy, safe and fast access to medical records. Securely access information for yourself, your child or another family member who’s under your care.
Once registered with My Meadows, you’ll be able to:
- View laboratory and radiology results
- Access medical information and visit history
- See a full list of current medications and allergies
- Update contact and insurance information
- It all comes straight from our electronic medical records to your digital device, giving you secure access to the most up-to-date, accurate patient information.
To access the patient portal, you must register for an account.
You will need:
- Your patient medical record number
- A valid email address
If you have both of these items, simply click here and follow the step-by-step instructions. If you do NOT know your record number, have not previously provided an email address or have questions when enrolling, call Medical Records at 912.535.6111 during normal business hours for assistance.
*In order to access records other than your own, you must contact the Medical Records department to apply for proxy access.
Follow Up Visits
Once you’ve started a treatment plan, you’ll visit the center on a regular basis for specialized treatments and so that we may monitor your progress.
During this time, it is critical to keep appointments and follow directions so that you can achieve a positive healing outcome.
Our staff is here to help at every visit by discussing your plan, answering questions and ensuring you understand what steps to take to help promote healing and protect yourself from further injury.
What to Expect
Because every wound is unique, we start each patient with a diagnostic exam to identify the type of wound and its underlying causes. Our team of specialists will assess your overall health and determine the best course of therapy during your initial visit. We will also create a customized treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.
Diagnostic methods vary from patient to patient depending on the type of wound, and may include laboratory evaluations, ultrasound, radiology (including MRIs), oxygen testing, vascular studies or other methods.
Patients are free to drive themselves to therapy appointments and should plan to spend up to two hours for the initial visit. Subsequent visits typically take about 30 minutes each.
How You Can Help
You play a vital role in your own recovery. You can help the healing process by following some basic guidelines:
Avoid tobacco: You should refrain from smoking or the use of any tobacco products during the entire course of therapy. Tobacco use will prolong or even prevent healing of a wound site due to its effect on the blood vessels in your body.
Let us know if you’re sick: If you have a cold, cough, the flu, sore throat, chills, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, inform the staff at the center before your treatments begin.
Keep your medical information up to date: It’s important that you inform our staff of any medications you’re taking, as well as any changes in medication during the course of your treatment. If you are diabetic, be sure to eat properly and continue with prescribed medications to control your blood sugar level.