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I have been a patient of Dr. Melendez for 3 years, and would have liked to continue care under him. The office staff (both American Fork and Orem) are abhorrent. Several instances have made me reconsider continuing as a patient, yet Dr. Melendez' care had managed to quell my doubts every time. But this is the last straw. I waited TWO months to get in, and unexpectedly ended up having to be out of state on the scheduled visit. I called ahead to notify them and was told it would be another 1.5 months before I could be seen again. I asked if I could keep the appointment and do a phone consultation, as I have a history of health issues and alarming medical concerns that I have been waiting patiently to address. I was told they "don't do that"- really? The doctor doesn't talk to patients? The staff was so rude and indifferent to my concerns. I'll absolutely be finding a new OB-GYN office.
- 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.