• 1.Godlewski, Kris J, Md - Cardiovascular Consultants

    34509 9th Ave S Ste 304

    Federal Way,WA

    4.87 mi

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06/05/2015
By: danauto
Pang, Nancy, MD
She is a great Doctor who is very professional and courteous when I visit her office. She is more than happy to accommodate your needs whatever they may be. She is my new Doctor who I decided on after trying out several other offices. I was able to get a great new Doctor who is closer to my house as well. Her staff is very good as well. I was with my previous Doctor for ten years until he retired, so I was very picky when searching for a new practitioner of Medicine. She's not the typical "no personality" doctor; in fact, quite the opposite...!! Seems to enjoy her profession, while others may seem like it's a burden. I'm very happy with my new choice of Doctor...!! I own a business myself, I pay for my own medical services, so I don't like the idea of wasting my money on a bad experience. I plan on being with this Doctor for as long as possible. Thank you Dr. Pang...!! ;-)
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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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