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By: Stacy A.
Dr. James V O'Leary, MD
Dr O'Leary and his Nurses are amazing and compassionate. They know me, my family, and put a very personal touch to my visits. I know my questions and concerns are top priority and there is no such thing as a dumb question. I feel very comfortable discussing all of my needs and concerns with Dr. O'Leary and his Nursers Carly and Amanda.
By: Kara P.
Dr. James V O'Leary, MD
Compassionate, skilled and very thorough in assisting me/walking me through health care options in this medical season of my life that is an unexpected struggle. I highly recommend Dr. O'Leary, especially to women with multiple chronic health concerns. He is good at seeing the whole picture.
By: michael.cody.315
Northeast Wisconsin Foot & Ankle Associates SC
Great staff and very skilled Drs. I the wait time isn't usually too long and I appreciate the appointment reminders.
Tips & Advices
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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