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09/14/2017
By: Bernard D.
Ali M Ghaffari Sr MD FAAFP
If I could rate him lower than 1 star, I absolutely would. Let me explain: I was referred to him by Veteran's Choice because it would take me forever to get an appointment at the VA. They told me how high his reviews are but I was ok with him because I was familiar with him. I know his son. I met his wife, who graduated from law school last year but I had never met him.I called the office this past Monday and let them know that Veteran's Choice referred me to them and we set up an appointment for 9/14/17 at 3:00 pm. I thought it was odd that the first thing the lady told me, after hearing that I am a veteran with back pain, was that he doesn't prescribe pain medicine to which I replied: "I don't care. I just want to be seen.". That conversation left me wondering whether they assume that because I'm a veteran in pain that I might just be an addict but I dismissed it.The VA faxed over all of the paperwork on Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning. While I was filling out the paperwork, the Dr. came out of the office and was asking the receptionist about the pending cases (mine and this older lady). So it's 5 minutes before my scheduled appointment time and the receptionist said that Dr. Ghaffari doesn't want to deal with the VA. I was livid. They could have told me Monday. They could have told me or the VA Tuesday. They could have been courteous and called me or the VA this morning and let me know but it's odd that it seems like he didn't want to deal with the VA until after he saw me (in the waiting area). I'm no fan of coincidence and it's rare for me to accuse anyone of racial animus but...again, I'm no fan of coincidence. They treated me with absolutely no consideration. I took time off from work to be there and I'll have to take more time off of work to be seen by another doctor.I called the VA and let them know so that they can remove him from the program. I will tell everyone I know about this experience with him and his clinic.
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03/30/2016
By: Ulisses M.
Tina Watterberg MD
Felt very close with staff after a few visits.They were all very friendly.Up beatAnd professional.
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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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