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By: rlaird1024
McMasters, Charles
Dr McMasters is one of the most wonderful doctors I have ever been to he shows a great deal of compassion and care for his patients he didn't rush me and I didn't trust him we got to know one another and come to find out we both had served in the field artillery in the United States Army get my books he happens to be the best I am so glad the VA had referred me to Dr McMasters my wife will be going next.
By: Ammie W.
Ridgway, Mildred, MD
Dr. Ridgeway is truly a professional in her field of medical expertise. She is very careful and thorough in treating her patients with the best possible tests and treatments to make sure they are completely healed. I thank God for Dr. Ridgeway's medical and professional knowledge. My name is Annie Wallace.
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By: Donna P.
New South Neuro Spine Pain Center
Very pleasant doctor. Helpful, caring, and sincerely concerned for his patient. Will do everything possible to avoid performing surgery unless absolutely necessary for the patient. I will recommend Dr. Moriarity anytime someone needs a Neuro-surgeon.
By: ahawthorne
Todd H. Perkins, MD
Dr. Perkins is the best. He helps in anyway and every way he can to help you get better. Dr. Perkins and his staff is the best. Thanks Dr. Perkins for all that you have done for me.
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By: Cindy B.
Burrow, William H II MD
First time to see Dr. Burrows, was very pleased with him. Will recommend him to any one needing a Dermatologist. Thank you Dr. Burrows for your help.
By: Donna A.
McMasters, Charles
Wonderful doctor. He truly cares about his patients and listens to their concerns.
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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