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06/09/2013
By: thmaria
Paulk, Charles T, MD
I used to go there all the time for simple stuff like hormone replacement prescriptions, and antibiotics for a chest infection from smoking...., and I waited for hours and hours...but now I have a regular MD and I just try to wait until I can get to him or go to the ER at the Medical Center. I went there twice and was sent to another place. One time, I had a huge splinter in my hand, and they didn't take me, the other time, they were not taking any more patients that day and sent me down the road to another urgent care place....So I am not interested in going back. I remember way back in the 1990s when I went there, I would tell them what I thought was wrong with me, they would take me on back, but if I didn't think I knew what was wrong, I would wait hours....and just leave and go to the ER. Parking is very good,, and the location is very good. The receptionist not so good. The place is very nice from the outside but needs a facelift inside.
12/19/2016
By: thmaria
Dr. J. Wes Nelson, MD
Been going to Dr. Nelson and his nurse Wendy for many years. West Main Medical Center have primary care doctors who are Geriatric physicians to the over 50 population, or people with chronic illness. They see a lot of disabled people, and the elderly. Parking and location is great, the inside is not so young, kind of like it's patients. I don't care about the wallpaper or the floors. The place is very clean. The doctors are all good and not out to stick you with high bills. My mom goes to Dr. Crockett. That is her preference. West Main Medical Center is a 5 Star medical facility.
05/30/2013
By: curt.anderson.3762
Primecare Of Dothan
I cut my head on metal roof. I arrived at 11:30 AM and was greeted immediately signed in within five minutes. I was asked to wait. They called my name within 10 min. I was examined by the nurse, given a tetness shot and was seen by the doctor within ten min. and bandaged and out of there 10 min. Outstanding staff and outstanding service.
08/25/2016
By: Suri W.
Dr. J. Wes Nelson, MD
Took my mother to see Dr Nelson. He didn't spend mush time with her. She was in horrible pain from a previous back surgery. The waiting room was dirty. He took some blood, read over medical records. Gave her weak pain medicine-Tramadol. My mom had to go to the Pain Clinic.
01/24/2013
By: retvet
Wessner, John C, MD
I have been seeing Dr Wessner for a few years now. I have never had a better doctor. He treats his patients well, Listens to them and has a very good demeanor.
04/01/2013
By: alisblu
Avula Sai MD
Dr. Avula greatly impressed me with his caring manner, thoroughness and concern for my treatment. I certainly recommend him. I think he is the best.
07/26/2017
By: Mary H.
McDowell Ann B MD
Not getting a person. Always a recording. The personal is very friendly. The physician is very excellent. You are never left waiting.
03/29/2014
By: Cathy G.
Elizabeth Tucker MD
Love Dr. Elizabeth Tucker. She is a kind, caring Doctor. Has been my Dr. for approximately 15 or more years.
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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