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By: dyoung9898
La Costa Urgent Care & Family Practice
I went to La Costa Urgent Care yesterday morning on President's Day. It was super busy, but the staff was very nice and the doctor was very kind and helpful even though there were tons of people. Thanks for the great service even on a busy day! Oh, and when I stopped by in the afternoon to pick up an extra prescription for my cough, I noticed it wasn't nearly as busy. So, go by in the afternoon for a much shorter wait! The nurses said it generally slows down around 2pm.
By: carlsbadfamily
La Costa Urgent Care & Family Practice
La Costa Urgent Care and Family Practice is my regular doctor's office. I can go any day of the week without an appointment. On average, it takes under an hour to be seen. Dr. Wakeman is very kind and helpful. Friendly staff and clean office.
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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