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10/29/2014
By: Doug P.
West Side Medical Center
Like many others in today's economy, and today's insurance prices, some Dr. visits are not worth going to my family Dr. And most DEMAND an appt, typically a month in advance. I am sick now, I need care now, it's simple! I've been to many clinics around this area, by far this is the best one! Not sure why anyone would complain about these guys, they are all kind, and patient people who truly care about the patient. Just my 2 cents. 'Richmond Resident"
05/20/2013
By: kklucas
West Side Medical Center
Dr Rheuble and his staff are wonderful. If you have to wait it is because they take the time to really listen to what the problems are. If you don't want wait go to a doctor that will limit your time to 4 minutes. The staff apologize if you must wait a long time and they are warm and courteous. Thank you to Westside Medical Center doctor and staff.
09/20/2013
By: davidsingleton
Bobula, Steven, MD
Best doctor I have ever had, and his staff is great too! Little to no wait in waiting room, very courteous, very thorough, and he obviously truly cares for his patients. Highly recommended.
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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