01/09/2015
By: Kathy O.
Dr. Laura J Yard, MD
Anyone who says she is money hunger only wants pills. She is not about that,she cares about her patients and there will being. I have been going to her for years and find her well above any doctor so far I've seen in Florida. She thinks so far outside the box that she can find things know what the doctor has found. So if you're looking for a great medical and family doctor then Dr Laura Yard is your doctor
04/18/2016
By: Deanna T.
Dr. Laura J Yard, MD
my husband has been very sick and out of the 4 doctors I have sent him to, Dr. Yard (and her nurses) are the only ones who truly act like they want to help him. We have NEVER had any issues with her and it sounds to me like whomever gave her a review like that was only looking for one thing... and it wasn't actual help. Dr. Yard is an excellent doctor with a lot of heart.
05/24/2016
By: Gypsy L.
Root, Timothy D, MD
Bad news! Because of him, my vision has worsened. Has good credentials but lack of experience. I was always told, "Don't mess with your eyes!" Too late!
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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