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04/06/2012
By: laloleal
Mcallen Hand Center
Hand Surgeon Prodigy in RGVValidated by his surgical expertise as an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon, I confidently referred my mother, several family members, friends, and colleagues to him. They unanimously concurred; Dr. Sergio Rodriquez rendered comprehensive explanations of exams and meticulously reviewed pros and cons of surgical procedures.In addition, his prolific and eloquent English and Spanish articulations augment his talent to empower his patients’ knowledge base of their injuries. Consultation information, rendered in the patient’s native language, is a pertinent and vital factor to ensure speedy convalescence. I attest, throughout my 23years as a RN in the Rio Grande Valley, only a handful of Orthopedic surgeons endorse these comprise, essential talents mandated to provide healthcare in communities composed of high percentage of the population are English as a second language speakers.Based on superb results from my several surgeries performed by Dr. Rodriguez, it is my opinion he is a Prodigy and a Virtual “Michael Angelo” Pertaining to the Reconstruction of Upper Extremities. He is truly Blessed With a God-Given Talent and Renders Excellent Bedside Manners to All His Patients.Lucila LealSchool Psychologist
12/16/2015
By: Robin Z.
RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care: Filberto Rodriguez, MD
My experience with Dr. Rodriguez and his clinic was overall very pleasant. The Doctor is very professional and informative. Initially, going into my consultation, I was extremely nervous to be examined. My nervousness drastically subsided once I began speaking with the doctor and staff. They maintained their professionalism while speaking to me in a very 'normal' way. Everyone was very kind throughout the entire experience. They answered any question I had without making me feel silly or weird for asking. On the morning of my surgery I was terrified! All the thoughts of what could go wrong began to race through my mind. I felt this way until the doctor came in and began to speak with me. He speaks with such confidence and ease that I felt okay again. I knew I was in good hands and was able to go through with it. During my recovery process, all of the ladies were understanding and patient with me. I really do not have any complaints. I am completely satisfied with all aspects of my procedure! I strongly recommend Dr. Rodriguez to anyone who is considering a cosmetic surgery!
03/02/2013
By: laloleal
Garrigos Socrates
Exemplary Physician-Specialist in Adult MedicineSince 1998, it’s been an honor, privilege, and pleasure to experience the compassionate, empathetic, exclusive, and individualized care Dr. Garrigos renders to all his patients. In addition, his prolific and eloquent English and Spanish articulations augment his talent to empower his patients’ knowledge base of preventive, proactive measures to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, essential factors necessary to achieve optimum function with minimal to no discomfort.Furthermore, every patient receives a copy of “Summary of Plan” discussed inclusive of: labs results, prescriptions, future orders/advisements, signs and/or symptoms warranting notification to Dr, Garrigos and return appointment. I sincerely commend Dr. Garrigos on his extraordinarily unique technique utilized to provide documentation of: treatments agreed upon; and discussion of pertinent patient education essential for patient compliance and shorten convalescence. Lucila Leal, School Psychologist.
04/07/2012
By: laloleal
Dr. Socrates A Garrigos, MD
“Epitome Of Adult Medicine Specialist”Since 1998, it’s been an honor, privilege, and pleasure to experience the compassionate, empathetic, exclusive, and individualized care Dr. Garrigos renders to all his patients. In addition, his prolific and eloquent English and Spanish articulations augment his talent to empower his patients’ knowledge base of preventive, proactive measures to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, essential factors necessary to achieve optimum function with minimal to no discomfort.Furthermore, every patient receives a copy of “Summary of Plan” discussed inclusive of: labs results, prescriptions, future orders/advisements, signs and/or symptoms warranting notification to Dr, Garrigos and return appointment. I sincerely commend Dr. Garrigos on his extraordinarily; technique utilized to provide documentation of: treatments agreed upon; and discussion of pertinent patient education essential for patient compliance and shorten convalescence. Lucila Leal School Psychologist
01/15/2017
By: B L.
RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care: Filberto Rodriguez, MD
Dr. Rodriguez is amazing. He makes you feel very comfortable during your visit. Never once did I feel rushed during my consultations. I had a tummy tuck with a butt implant procedure done. During the consultation Dr. Rodriguez mentioned to me that after the surgery, I would feel no pain. Well being that this was my second tummy tuck, I figured he was telling me what I wanted to hear. I had my first tummy tuck in 2000, and trust me, it was painful. So really no pain. Yeah sure. At the beginning of this comment I started with a description of Dr. Rodriguez as amazing. That is because I had absolutely no pain what so ever after surgery, and also because I now look great! I cannot thank him enough. His staff is also great, they are all very patient, and take their time to answer any questions or concerns. To sum things up, my experience with Dr. Rodriguez and his staff was absolutely the greatest. I cannot wait until I come back for another procedure. ,) .
01/26/2017
By: Martin J.
Cooper Dockery Donna MD
I need some information. I was there at the Monte Cristo clinic today and was taken by ambulance to a hospital for evaluation for my depression being suicidal. I was send there by Lorena Medina. I need to know who I can email at the hospital facility. My reason is because I walked out of the hospital without being noticed. The staff on the front desk were busy on their cell phones. My concern is not as much for me but for the safety of other patients that might walk out unnoticed and get hurt. Please forward this email to the right personnel in charge who can reply to this email. I consider this a negligence on their part. I was told several times I couldn't go home for my on safety, but they weren't even aware I was missing until my wife stopped by to pick me up. She found me walking home from Edinburg to McAllen. I am glad I am safe because I was feeling incoherent at the time. Martin Jaques, Jr.
06/09/2014
By: Jamie E.
Advanced Kids Care P.A.
I had recently moved to the Rio Grand Valley from Alabama and was searching for a good pediatrician for my newborn, my toddler and 11 year old. My search led me to Dr. Douglas. She is very educated in newborn care and I was extremely pleased with her skills. She took the time to talk to my older children and was very caring. She listened to my concerns and addressed them all. She is not one of these doctors that gives out antibiotics for every little thing, causing more problems for children. She finds the cause and treats it accordingly. AKC has an in house lab and well child area. They even have a nursing mothers room! I never had to wait long for my appointment. The office girls are also very helpful and kind. Dr.Douglas is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her for children of all ages. I just wish I did not have to move back to Alabama and leave her. This Doctor is a keeper!!
07/19/2016
By: Stephanie E.
Rio Grande 24 Hour Emergency Care - Edinburg
I took my boyfriend in for severe pain on his side & weakness. He had been drinking @ home but he was immediately judged only on that which was not the initial cause of his pain. The triage nurse whose name I don't know was extremely rude. He only saw him as bring drunk & it really frustrated me to the point where I almost snapped & told him off but I didn't. Then after he was in a room, his nurse was not very friendly & treated him the same, as a drunk which he is not. However after finding out he was diabetic, he was a little nicer but not much. I would like to only Thank the doctor who was extremely nice & listened to what we had to say about why I brought him in. If Dr. Greene had not been so nice I probably would never go here again if needed in the future. I still might not but would consider it. Thank Dr. Greene!!
05/17/2016
By: Weslaco M.
RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care: Filberto Rodriguez, MD
Dr. Rodriguez is the BEST!!! I had a tummy tuck procedure and Dr. Rodriguez explained everything about the procedure in detail. I had been doing my research for a little over a year and after experiencing his professionalism, his attention to detail, his techniques, bedside manner and over all his individual perfection to give me the best outcome...I can assure you there is no need to travel any distance when we have THE BEST COSMETIC SURGEON right here in The Rio Grande Valley!!! Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Mohammed I want to thank you for changing my life and returning my self-esteem. I am Forever Grateful.
03/16/2016
By: Ruby A.
RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care: Filberto Rodriguez, MD
Was VERY impressed with how thorough the doctor was. Extremely professional and had an answer for all questions. Took sufficient time during consult did not make me feel like just another number. Understood what my goals and expectations were, and help me meet them. Can not stress after being operated on by other surgeons and having other consults, how at ease he put me. Would highly recommend him to family and friends, anyone for that matter. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. The nurses and everyone in the office made sure to check on me and attend my needs beyond. Overall WONDERFUL experience!
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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