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By: Joe G.
Viola, Kate V
I've seen her three times now and she is fantastic! Excellent bed side manor and she is pleasant to speak with. I was really impressed with her expertise, she diagnosed me correctly on the first visit and my follow up visits had significant improvement and I am now cured! She is the biest I would'nt go anywhere else and I have been to two other offices in town and they do not hold a candle to Dr. Viola
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By: Ross G.
Bruce Barbour, MD - Allegiance Internal Medicine - Jackson
Judgmental, lacking in empathy, does not listen to the patient, quick in making judgements while not talking time to or listening to the problems being presented by the patient. Would not recommend him to any one looking for medical care.
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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