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By: J. S.
Woodhill Family Medicine
When we first arrived in the Columbia area, our military insurance provider appointed Dr. Yousefian to be our primary care doctor. He is simply the best. I've lived in many locations and come in contact with many, many doctors and yet, for me, Dr. Yousefian stands out as one of the top in his profession. He's kind, empathetic, and a patient listener. Even more importantly, he's proven himself highly dedicated to giving my family the best care possible. The nurses and office staff are also exceptional. I had a medical emergency and not only did the doctor continue to reach out to me until my crisis passed, several in the office did as well. Very impressive. The office staff (and I'm talking every single person I've interacted with...) are the kind of people who run and open the door for you when they see you in pain, work tirelessly with your insurance to get you the appointments you need in the quickest time possible and are ever ready to answer any concerns that you may have. I've even been at the practice very late in the evening and yet they didn't rush me out, giving me all the time I needed to make sure all was in order before I left. (A special "shout out" to Judy who reached out to me many times with kindness and concern during my medical crisis and remained unsatisfied until I got all the tests and appointments I needed in an impressively short amount of time. Also a note of gratitude to the receptionist who recently worked and worked with me and the schedule to get my child, with an ear infection, in to see our doctor on short notice. ) I would also like to point out that it is a large practice so, yes, sometimes I encounter a "phone call overload" and can't get through. I can really empathize with the reviewer becoming frustrated with this, but I've learned to simply wait 15 minutes or so and try again. I'll usually then get through to a friendly and apologetic voice.As a final note, I'd also like to add that it's a bit of a drive for me to get to this practice. I have to drive 40 minutes from my home (sometimes many more depending on traffic) to get there, not by choice but because my doctor shifted offices to this location. Even so, the drive, to me, is worth it because I feel that my children's and my health are in good hands and you really can't put a price on that or weigh it against any minor inconvenience.
By: Pat C.
Clark, Lloyd W MD
I am a nurse who has eye problems. A good physician can make a big difference in the experience and often the outcome of you situation. I asked my optometrist if I had to leave Columbia to get the best care. I am particular about the doctors I use for myself and after years of being a nurse I know that not all doctors have the same expertise. He assured me that Dr. Lloyd Clark had good credentials and he felt I would like him. I did more investigating on my own and then finally decided to try Dr. Clark. I have now been his patient for a while and I am very pleased. He is very knowledgeable, professional and gives you time to state your concerns and problems. All and all I would highly recommend him to everyone.
By: Jackie J.
Dr. Gerald A Fishman, MD
Dr. Fishman is all right. He has helped a lot of people over the years. Experience is good. He seems to be more hemmed in since the new health care law, and in my opinion does not talk as freely. His assistant Tammy is as mean as the dickens and a control freak. You cannot tell her one thing. If Dr. Fishman tells you he wants this done, she changes it as if she is the doctor. She talks to a person like they are dirt. Can hardly stand going in there because of her.
By: abeloteprewitt
Krebs Kevin W
Dr Krebbs is a very good listener and also has great suggestions. I have been to other Dr's in his field and he is the only one that has made me feel comfortable. Also the wait time is almost none. Thats a star in itself.
By: april.layfield
Richland Memorial Hospital
My family had a great experience at this hospital. All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. I will not take my children to any other hospital!
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By: anitajhicks
J Benjamin Tribble MD
Dr.Benjamin Tribble is a very good Surgeon,a Christian man who prays with you before surgery. God bless you,your family.
By: mommaheidi
Richter, James R MD
This doctor seems to really care for his patients, I wasn't just another paycheck for this man.
By: mommaheidi
James R Richter MD
It seems like this doctor really cares and I felt like I wasn't just another paycheck for him.
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By: Jenny F.
Smith, Lenwood P Jr MD, FACS
If you need the bestest neurosurgeon he's your man! I know from experience!
By: Sam C.
Sheppe, Joseph A MD
Outstanding skill and excellent with patient and family care.
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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.
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  • 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.
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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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