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By: Dorothy D.
North Lakeside Medical Clinic
I've had an unfortunate experience with N. L.M.C.. I made an appointment and had a consultation there. They changed the appt date to a different day. Regardless, I attempted to make it work. I arrived, but 3 hrs later, I had not seen the Dr and needed to leave.. I understand busy, but attempting to make a new appt, I was told the soonest spot. will be next January, and. they refused to make an appointment for me. I am very disappointed since my other physician had recommended them and sent a consult to them.
By: jhunn220
North Lakeside Medical Clinic
Went in as a walk in patient around 11:30 am or 12:00, Sunday morning struggling with the flu, I assumed; waited no more than 15-20 minutes before being seen by the Dr., I was out of there and back home between 1:00 and 1:15 pm!!! Remarkable! Not to mention that I only live 5 minutes away...convenient huh. My prescriptions were already waiting for me at a local pharmacy! Like who does that right?...Well Upfront Urgent Care does!����
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By: Alexis D.
Calcasieu Urgent Care
I've never walked into a doctors office with the expectation of it being a quick stop. It's so convenient and such a warm environment. The faculty is so nice. And as soon as they sit you inside of your room, you don't have to wait 30 minutes for the doctor to see you. They come in right away. Such a nice change.
By: Andrew G.
Calcasieu Urgent Care
extremely professional staff and excellent medical service we will definitely be going back when needed we just moved here we had no insurance it was very reasonable cost they let you know upfront what everything is going to cost you couldn't ask for anything better
By: Gerald N.
Lake Charles Urgent Care
I was in and out within 20 minutes! The doctor and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend Lake Charles Urgent Care to all of my friends and family.
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By: Danny T.
Calcasieu Urgent Care
What a refreshing change. Walked in, saw a Doctor, was treated and walked out, all within 20 minutes. Such competent caring people. Kudos to them, they got it right!
By: jolet67
Rigg Howard M II Doctor of Medicine
A good place to go without an appointment, also if you don't have insurance, very knowledgeable, friendly Drs!
By: pmattox2
Calcasieu Urgent Care
Wonderful place..they even called after we got home!!!
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By: joshwheat
Hunter McGuire Medical Center
Never have to wait long and reasonable
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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