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Dr. Shah and his staff are incredible and helped me during a very difficult time in my life. They took me in during a lunch hour so I didn't have to wait in the office through other patients, while my father was at home on hospice. I didn't know how much longer I had with him. NOT ONLY that, but when I came in the next time to follow up on a really bad infection, they remembered and asked me all about my father. They are amazing and deserve 5 stars all the way. Unhappypatient2010 must have clearly been thinking about a different doctor.
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Dr. Melissa A Hession, MD
Dr. Hession has been my primary care physician for over a decade. She is extremely knowledgeable and has ALWAYS recommended the proper specialist when needed. At 75 I will continue to be her patient forever.Ralph Cooley
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Dr.Peggy Ku is awesome. I feel so comfortable in her care. She always has a great smile and attitude Thank you.
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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