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By: tressa.ray
Piedmont Newton Hospital
I can say that all ER's have a wait and certainly I didn't mind waiting considering life flight came in and others came in bleeding profusely. It made my emergency seem so minute. I understand priorities! Once I was back I was treated with absolute kindness. I was admitted for the night and can say that not one person on the staff was rude or unprofessional! It was shocking to think so many people seemed to actually care about the patients. The only complaint I have is that the facility could be cleaned better. From the ER to the overnight room, the floors needed attention, scuff marks on lots of things. Otherwise I am very happy and would certainly recommend to anyone.
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By: myzx5focus
Piedmont Newton Hospital
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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.
  • 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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