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By: Marjorie H.
Dr. Carl C Fischer III, MD
He is no doctor. He is a butcher. Please do not go to him. He performed surgery on me and left me in horrific condition and would not do anything about it. Even the WV Medical Board said he didn't do anything wrong - unbelievable when we can't even count on the State to help us. This doctor needs to be taken out to the north 40 and hung.
By: laura.cava2
Dr. Alan R Romine, DO
Dr Romine is my family physician,and I could not be more pleased with his care.He is truly an excellent physician!He is respectful,listens to any and all concerns I have,and is extremely well trained and knowledgable.I have never had a lengthy wait to see Dr Romine,and he is very professional.The office staff are also both kind and caring.The facility is clean and tidy,and the nursing personnel is meticulous with regards to their standard of care.As a R.N.,I appreciate those qualities,they are important in any health care facility.I have only the best to say about Dr Romine and his staff!
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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