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05/19/2013
By: fudgie2011
Cabarrus Family Medicine-Concord
Top Doctors and staff. I have been seeing Dr Carla Jones since 2001 and have been pleased with how she is patient and through. Sometimes I have to wait but the quality of care I get is worth it. Top notch Doctor. I would like to also praise Dr Kara Gallagher I had to go to the ER last month 4/2013 and she was the Dr on call for cabarrus family medicine at northeast cmc. She was very informative and really listened to my concerns. She checked up on me the next day in the hospital and took the time to explain everything to me and did it in a way that I understood it and put me at ease. I highly recommend either one of these Doctors if you are looking for quality medical care from someone who shows they have a passion for what they do.
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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