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By: Lacey C.
Holzer Clinic
my eye messed up and i had to see Dr. Lew.. my first initial appt was in gallipolis, oh..wasnt a bad experience, but when i went to my follow-up appt.i had to go to the Athens location. I couldn't believe how clean and "cozy" it felt @ the Athens location! I def rate it 5 stars!!! Just wanted 2 say THANKS to everyone that played a part in returning me back to health!! Especially Dr. Lew and the lady at the coffee shop!! These 2 ppl should DEFINITELY be acknowledged for such kind and cheerful service, not to mention their professionalism; WAY above par! Also the nurse?/receptionist? was exceptional with my 2 year old. Never again will i go to the gallia location..Athens 100% God Bless!!
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By: Alice E.
Health First Care Center
I had to go for a wound on my foot I had my service dog Diddy with me they were very kind with both of us. Although I hope not to have to go back but if I did this is the place I would go. Thank you all for being so kind because going into a Drs office is a very scary thing for me because I have no immune system
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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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