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By: lunapiercondos
Mercy Memorial Hospital
Great doctor, if he doesnt know the answer or feels you need to see a specialist .....he sends you. Good communication with doctor........and he speaks english! As far as the office people go, they sometimes can be rude ...which is unfortunate. They also answer the phones like they are robots.
By: tn.hamilton
Snider Mark MD
He is nice to everyone. His staff can be okay. They can act very rude as well. I need to see a doctor on a regular basis which gradually is getting more and more difficult. He keeps lessening is hours more and more which makes it hard to get an appointment.
By: Karen B.
Sidney J Smith Md
He's done a great job with me...I don't smoke, eat right, exercise and have been happy with him as my doctor for 20 years!
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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