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01/23/2014
By: M N.
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
Very professional and understanding regarding need to 'save healthcare dollars' .
11/04/2013
By: candace795
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
Very pleased with the doctor. Would definitely recommend to others. --Candace L.
02/20/2014
By: Kate W.
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
Best hospital experience ever. Everyone was very friendly and helpful!--Kate w
08/25/2013
By: julia90653
Dr. Steven Newton, MD- MedCenter Kernersville
Appreciate and applaud the staff at this facility. It was a great experience.
02/17/2014
By: Sina T.
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
I could not ask for any better treatment from the staff and Dr. Hommel.
10/09/2013
By: debbie19512
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
She is an exceptional physician and I am so glad I found her.-Debbie D.
08/02/2013
By: lou485914
Dr. Steven Newton, MD- MedCenter Kernersville
Everyone was very friendly, made me feel very comfortable and at ease.
02/08/2014
By: B G.
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
Everyone's so nice. I feel very confident of all of the personnel. BLG
01/19/2014
By: Erin L.
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
I appreciated his kind attention and relaxed manner :). -- Erin S Lopp
10/05/2013
By: mitchel39
Dr Sean Hommel - MedCenter Kernersville
All staff was very helpful and knowledgable. -- Mitchell R.
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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