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By: Launarene M.
Hamilton William A MD
Dr Hamilton is one of, if not the best doctors there is. About 10yrs ago, I was having some major complications after having my 2nd child. After biopsies and other treatment, I was still dealing with the issue. I decided to find a new MD. After working with him at MWH, I chose him among several doctors. His excellent care for his patients was evident. He is no doubt very brilliant and skilled in what he does. Immediately he was able to identify and correct the problem. I have been seeing him for 10 yrs now and have not had to wait no more than 5 mins past my appt time. As a matter of fact, I do not recall him being late. The staff is the best, rooms impeccable. Susie and Peggy have been there for a long time, and do an excellent job in getting you an appt quickly. I just cant say enough of this office. Thank you Dr William Hamilton, for providing excellent service to your clients.
By: capella
Colonial Internal Medicine
Nurse and Physician Assistant pleasant and efficient but the administration end of this operation is cheesy. (1) They charged me a co-pay when my insurance clearly says that I should not have to pay one for this type of visit and (2) to get a copy of my test results I'm told I have to send them a stamped self-addressed envelope or stop by (a 60-mile round trip for me). Really? I'm not sure I'm comfortable dealing with an outfit operating this close to the bone financially. Not sure i will return to this practice.
By: d.d.lewis
Lisa King MD
Dr. King is an awesome and caring doctor. Yes, the wait is long sometimes but well worth the care you get from her - she is like this with all her patients and takes whatever time needed for each one. I recommend her to all my friends and let them know about the wait time and why. Thank you Dr. King for being the awesome and caring doctor that you are - there's not many around that take time with a patient - instead the rush to get you out the room and on to the next patient.
By: Linda J.
Colonial Internal Medicine
The physicians at Colonial Internal Medicine really an active approach in getting to know me and my family so they provide us with the best medical treatment in the state. My family and I have been patients of Dr. McDowell since 2006 and have always been treated with the utmost respect and compassion. Dr. McDowell and his staff have seen our family through both the happy and difficult times in life. I am proud to say our family are patients of this great practice.
By: Cj P.
Hamilton William A MD
Dr. Hamilton is quite possibly one of the best doctors I have ever been to. From his outstanding office and nursing staff to his ability to make appointments on time almost every time I've been there, his practice is truly top notch. He saw me through a complicated pregnancy with care, respect and good humor. He found my diabetes before my primary care doctor did. I highly recommend Dr. Hamilton!
By: garysullivan
Gloria Galdamez M.D.
The medical staff at Pratt Medical is very polite and accommodating. We were given proper care and treatment as soon as we arrived in the hospital. By far, it was a great experience for us in a medical center.
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By: lolspammail
Fredericksburg Primary Care
Although i hate going to the doctor for anything, Fredericksburg Primary Care has always helped me handle my health very well. Encouraging me to make the necessary changes in my life for a better me.
By: yolandad.
Gloria Galdamez M.D.
Pratt Medical and it's doctors offers great medical services to their patients at a reasonable cost. They gave me and my family a very manageable treatment plan which was really great.
By: S M.
This office is never on time but they're very good about calling to ask if you can change your appointment for their convenience. And then they still take you past your appt time.
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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