Planned Parenthood Locations & Hours Near Panama City, FL -
By: sidneyolivia
Serian, Kristine
I had been going to a different nurse practitioner for 10+ years but then in late June I broke out with a severe staph infection and was horrified when I called my nurse practitioner to find they would be on summer vacation for almost two weeks! I knew I couldn't wait that long and needed to see someone THAT day. So I began calling around to clinics in the area and asking their cash price (because I did not carry medical insurance at the time) and started to feel hopeless when they were quoting me these outrageous prices of $135, $180, I even had one of $200+! Then I finally found Nurse Practitioner Associates in the Yellow pages and they quoted me a reasonable price of $55! FINALLY! Something I could afford! They were able to get me in almost immediately and they had me in an out within a total of 25 minutes! Kristine Serian is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. The office is quiet and beautifully decorated and will put you at ease. It does not feel clinical at all. So happy I found this place!!
By: Elma J.
Serian, Kristine
I'm not one that easily seeks medical attention. When I must, I will go to Ms. Serian every time. You will experience genuine care , concern and the gentle touch that goes with her disposition . Ms. Serian is very nice and knowledgable . She came highly recommended toe and I pass that on to everyone. Thank you Kristine, God blessed you with a very fitting calling.
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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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