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By: Chris M.
Long Island Premier Medical Care
Save yourself the stress and go somewhere else! Whatever pedigree Dr. Chiramel may have it was more than offset by the rude staff and exceeding long wait to get my results. Specifically it took more than a week to hear the results of an MRI I had, as though the fact that I needed the scan wasn't stressful enough. I have never had to wait even half that time to hear a radiology result previously.Furthermore, when I called to see if my results were available the staff was rude and condescending to me. This made me feel worse than any knee pain I had. The staff misled me on two separate occasions. I was told on different days that there was a chance my results would be ready on those days. However I later found out that this would have been impossible because LI Premier Medical Care has two offices, records apparently aren't transferred between locations, and the doctor is only at a given location for part of the week. Give me a break.
By: Nick F.
Sisselman Med Group
Awesome team! Best physician in Commack!
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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