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By: Lucy B.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
He is the best!!! And I'm demanding when it comes to choosing a physician to treat me or my family. I've been around the world, and I never found anyone like him. He is caring and I trust my life on him.
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By: Jay A.
Ocean Springs Hospital
Dr. Brown in the emergency room was awesome!! We were in and out in 30 min .Staff was great very comforting to my 4 year old.Will use them more often .....
By: Margaret D.
Christie, Michael J MD Board Certified
Dr. Christie has been my OB GYN for approximately 16 years. He has taken extremely good care of me. I am so grateful for his care of me.
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By: Edie G.
Karpitskaya Yekaterina MD
professional and real good at her job
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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