Dr Reardon in Elmhurst, IL with Reviews - YP.com
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By: Peter A.
Charles J Hamby MD
Dr. Hamby is one of the worst physicians I have ever consulted. He is incredibly stubborn and arrogant and shows no respect at all for patients and their right to manage their treatments. He pushes treatments that are unjustified based on medical second opinions. He is rude and totally motivated by money. Avoid him at all costs.
By: maryk-te
Charles J Hamby MD
Very fortunately for me, Dr. Hamby was diligent in taking my history/symptoms and based on that, certain lab studies and x-rays were ordered. He found a dangerous condition, but was able to treat it very successfully. Throughout what has been a bit of an ordeal for me, Dr. Hamby has shown empathy and understanding. He's never rushed me and he's always kept it real. I've liked him from day one and I have utmost confidence in him. I'm grateful that Dr. Hamby is a person who is very good at his extremely complicated job (and that doesn't come close to describing an internist's job). I'm grateful that when my chart is on his computer, I'm getting the full benefit of his knowledge and experience. And most of all, I'm grateful that he takes care of you BOTH in the office as well as at Elmhurst hospital. No hospitalzt or whatever. Comprehensive!
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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