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By: arianne.d.thompson
Pioneer Comprehensive Medical
I like this place. I can't say I love it, but there are things I really like. For one thing, the office philosophy is more holistic. They are trained in classic medicine, but they also incorporate nutrition, chiropractic, physical therapy, and other things for a more well-rounded approach. I like that--not just being handed a script for pills. I also liked LeeAnn, who I met with. She is approachable and caring. A bit chatty, which some people might like compared to an all-business type of doctor, but you need to be prepared for that if you're used to a more sterile approach from doctors.I also like that they try not to overbook, and they make appointments for 20 minutes, not the usual 5 at most doctors' offices. They expect to take their time with you, get to know you, and do a very comprehensive approach, not just whisk you in and out. I felt very listened to and not rushed at all during my appointment.The cons of this office are that 1) it smells awful! I don't know if they have had water damage recently, but the whole place smelled musty. If it weren't for the great service I might not have come back just for that reason. It seems a titch on the shabby side for a doctor's office. 2) I didnt' think the reception staff overly friendly or polite, but I didn't have any problems with them. LeeAnn, on the other hand, was very friendly.So overall, I'd say my impression of the office and my visit were good. I think a few things coule be improved, but at least it wasn't the usaul sterile, rushed experience. They do a good job and making their patients feel heard and valued.
By: Woody K.
Pioneer Comprehensive Medical
I have gone here for years, They have always been helpful and to the point. Getting me in and out. LeeAnn, has helped me through many things. I would almost call her a motherly figure.
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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