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By: Lino T.
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Alice
My mother was admitted to your hospital on Thanksgiving Day this year and remained in the hospital for six (6) day. She was released on Tuesday of the following week. During this stay she rec'd to utmost of care and attention from all of the doctors and nurses who cared for her care. All family and friends who visited her were very cordially greeted at the hospital enterance door and even upon there departure were wished a great day. Dr. Victor Trevino and his staff demonstrated the best of care, not taking away anything from the rest of the volunteers and maintenance crew. As a military veteran that have been in a few hospitals I witnessed the most dedicated medical staff that I have not seen in any other hospital. My compliments on such a great staff all the way up from the volunteers to the kitchen staff, medical staff and attendants. My mom's name is Maria L. Trevino from Falfurrias, TX and was admitted with a mild heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. May The Good Lord continue to bless your hospital with continued dedicated staff and a Very blessed and Merry Christmas to all. Lino Trevino St 305 Beverly Dr Schertz, TX 78154 210-632-3153
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This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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