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07/21/2013
By: pumasg
Western New York Immediate Care
We were EXTREMELY dissatisfied with our experience at Western New York Immediate Care. My wife's health issues were not diagnosed accurately. Her symptoms got worse after her visit. When she saw another doctor, they were baffled by the treatment prescribed by the Western NY Immediate Care doctor. Her health improved rapidly after getting a proper diagnosis from another doctor. To further make matters worse, Western NY Immediate Care has billed our insurance incorrectly and refuses to fix the problem, costing us hundreds of dollars for poor health services. They DO NOT bill as immediate care, they bill as "outpatient services." Every other immediate care that we have ever visited has charged no more than our co-pay. Western NY Immediate Care, however, if fighting us tooth and nail to get an extra $400 out of us. The immediate care facility that diagnosed my wife properly and prescribed the right meds that had her feeling better in a few days? Our $40 co-pay. Save yourself a lot of heartache and find another immediate care facility.
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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