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By: Barbara W.
Fernandez, Luis A, MD
Dr. Fernandez and his staff are so wonderful. I had an emergency at least to me it was and I called around to 8 different female doctors and none of them could get me in for at least a week to 10 days mim. Dr. Fernandez got me in within 2 hrs and no wait time when I got to his office, and he has personally done his own follow up calls, he is such a caring and amazing doctor. Thank you to him and his staff
By: timramosschool
Covey Richard MD
Doctor Covey is hand down the best doctor in Prescott or surronding areas. He has helped me through numerous medical issues. a spiritual man with a true love for his patients and finding out what is wrong with you wether he sends you to another great specialist or not. If you have a medical issue, i really recommend you give this guy a call. God bless him.
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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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