By: rocheux
Rehab Arizona
I got a referral from my GP to Rehab AZ. GP diagnosed me with my radiologist's x-rays and MRIs. 1st visit@Rehab Arizona, I get assessed AGAIN (??) by a physician. No PT given. 2nd visit I get reassessed by Todd (their director) and given a few exercises. 3rd visit I was fitted with a dual straight jacket, 1 part above my waist, 2nd below. Todd put 60 lbs pressure on it. It left me in pain (same as a policeman I know who had the same treatment elsewhere-he barely made it to his car). That pain lasted for 24 hrs. I called Todd who said they didn't do anything improperly. I said I was sure he didn't, but at $30 a visit, I wanted 3 PT visits, but got only one. Why was I re-evaluated twice, wasting $60 and 2 visits? So I called Contact Phys Therapy, where I'd gone 2 yrs ago for neck pain they took care of. They said they don't do all that evaluating, they just do the phys therapy. I am applying to transfer to Contact. I just want to add that my last of the 20 allowed visits would be another re-evaluation yet again by the Rehab Arizona physician. I can't say I don't recommend Rehab AZ., yet I can't recommend them. I am giving them a two star rating. I understand that medicine is not an exact science and it might well have been ME rather than what was done at Rehab AZ....I don't agree with their wanting to do evaluations, since that's what I see my family doc and orthopedic specialist for. Confused and hopeful in Mesa. UPDATE 2 months later: I went to Contact Physical Therapy. Man that guy, Dallas is his name, helped me. Dallas printed out a sheet with stick figures telling me how I do my 4 assigned exercises....all I got at RehabAZ was instructions from a lady on how to do them there at the facility, and then I was to remember all that? I can tell you I strongly urge you to go elsewhere.
By: daoirter24
Desert Grove Family Medical
Dr. Dinsdale is a great doctor. There are a few things I don't like about the office like you can only make appointments for that day. I'll agree that sucks. But Dr. Dinsdale answers my questions and treats me like I know something about my diabetes. I know things change from year to year with Medicare and his office will say if they don't know (so far). He beats the last doctor I had who told me that the 7th cranial nerve problem I have was a heart problem.
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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