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By: connie.c.burleson
The two stars are for the doctors and nurses. They were very caring and tried but was shut down by hospital director. Two doctors had decide that my condition was serious enough to be hospitalized. They even prescribed meds and treatments in the ER for me to be hospitalized. The Dr. said he needed to talk to the director. When he came back he said he was sad to say they would not hospitalize me at their hospital and they would be glad to send me to Johnoson City. They instead released me with this condition to seek treatment else where. Easy to read between the lines. No insurance, no care! Thanks for nothing!
By: katwhipp
Laughlin Memorial Hospital
laughlin memorial hospital has friendly nurses and medical staff that listen well to the needs of there patience they have always made me comfratable and provided excelent medical treatment
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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