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By: Rick D.
Pourakbar Mohammad DO
Dr.POURAKBAR is a great doctor. He listens to you and spends time talking to you about your care. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a doctor that provides quality care.
By: Rick D.
Dr. Edward A Wortham, MD
Great doctor. He is now retired. However, he would spend a lot of time talking to you about the reason you came in and he listened to your concerns. Unlike a lot of doctors today. Encompass has several doctors like him.
By: Lura F.
Dr. Ann Karty, MD
The best I have ever had then and now ... still looking. Very knowledgeable. I imagine she got all A's in school.
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By: Dixie Y.
Gregory Hummel
Good Dr with the worst bedside manner imaginable. I had to use him for a workers comp injury years ago and dreaded each visit. I hear he hasn't changed a bit. Lol. If you have very thick skin he's your man!
By: duke49
Gregory Hummel
Short and Accurate. Hummel thinks and acts like some Kind of God. He's Arogant, condesending and only chooses to provide Center point a chance to get their portion of your business with very expensive xrays and MRI's . He provides no information about your problem, dismisses problems that you are concerned with and has no Ability to communicate with Patients. He may or maynot know his perfession but as common traits go he a Prick with no ideal of how to connect with a patient. HE would have made a better Judge.
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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