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03/30/2010
By: socceratt
Dr. Donald Cross Townsend, MD
Really nice staff and nurses. Always put the patient first. Dr. Townsend has a sense of humor and explains things so that you can understand them and answers you questions without rushing you out the door. He goes out of his way to make sure you are comfortable if you need to have blood drawn or transfusions. He deeply cares about his patients and doesn't look at them as dollar signs. It is a rare thing now of days to find a doctor who cares about your condition and what you think or questions you might have. In the CSRA I would say he is the best hemotologist there is.
11/27/2014
By: martinaddington
Joseph M Still Burn Centers Inc
i have an invention for recovering burn patients. im working on a patent. i would like some information about infection and rejection of introduced skin and antibiotics. ive thought about this for about two years and came up with what i think will be a remarkable plastic surgery.
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05/14/2015
By: Karen L.
Vickery Christopher MD
Five stars for being a great doctor, but only three stars for the long wait time.
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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