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By: sunshine70
San Francisco Multi Specialty Medical Group
Dr. Sikka understands her patent needs and does her best to help them. She listens to them, doesn't rush you in and out like other Drs I've seen. She companionate about her work and keeps up with the newest treatments. I've seen Dr. Sikka for about 2 years for a work injury that causes me a lot of pain.. Dr. Sikka is the only Dr that has helped me through acupuncture relieve some of the pain so I can somewhat enjoy life. The Drs at kaiser are useless in helping except pumping me with meds.. Even specialist say there's nothing they can do for me without leaving me with a chance to be paralyzed from neck down.. Sikka gives me HOPE.
By: Kim P.
Northbay Pain Management Program
I've been a patient at the NorthBay Center for Pain Management since they opened. They treat you with respect, empathy and education about your situation and how your body handles pain. Of course they will write meds when necessary but they are not a pill mill. I've learned other techniques to help manage pain like Qigong, guided imagery and progressive relaxation. If you have chronic unresolved pain these are the folks you want to work with.
By: barbaraweaver
Dassah Harry MD Facc Facp Inc
My mother wouldn't see anyone else.. This doctor tends to go the distance for her, taking it upon himself to arrange help, equipment, whatever she needs.. He is a caring, concerned individual, who seems to only want the best for his patients... Well, at least for my octogenarian mother.
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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