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By: ajohnson1
St. Mark's Hospital
We had to use the emergency room at the hospital. While the doctors and technicians were professional and we received good care, I cannot give 5 stars due to their billing practices. They have 5 levels of emergencies, and I can't find out who decides what level you are. My husband had a panic attack/anxiety which was labeled a level 3 out of 5. The total bill was $867 for the hospital + $160 for the doctor. They don't tell you the doctor will be separate, they don't tell you how much anything will cost, and you aren't given any options for treatment. They just bill you later, at which point trying to figure out what you were billed for is impossible. The bill does not come itemized, it's lump sum, and you can't get them to separate the bill because (I was told) a level three is just $867, doesn't matter what it was for or what equipment you required. The bill is turned over to a third party who cannot tell you anything about your bill other than the total amount due and the date you were billed. The hospital says they will assign a nurse to review your case, but they never do. Beware when going in here that nobody will tell you upfront what the cost will be. And if you're one day late on the payment, they call it due in full! We have a high deductible plan and ended up paying for most of this ourselves. I guess they just think they can bill insurance whatever cost and they'll pay, but not all of us are fully covered so we need to start asking how much it will cost so hospitals can't just bill you for whatever.
By: Cody W.
Gibsons Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment.
I am a pharmacist at Gibsons Pharmacy. The previous negative comment was the result of a negligent physician writing inappropriate and dangerous prescriptions involving the reviewer. As a result, we did talk about the physician in order to make a decision on how to proceed. Everything that was discussed was relayed in a face-to-face conversation with the patient, and via telephone conversation to the physician. Choosing to disagree with and curtail negligent practices does not constitute "unprofessional" behavior, but rather shows our commitment to the safety or our patients as well as our obligation to uphold integrity in the practice of pharmacy.
By: Shauna D.
Gibsons Pharmacy & Home Medical Equipment.
I love Gibsons Pharmacy. I have allergies to various medications and they always keep an eye out for me to make sure I don't take anything I'm not supposed to.Additionally, my Dr.'s office seems to be less organized and they take the time to request prescription refills etc for me. They do all the work!Lastly, Gibsons is affordable and professional. I have never had a negative experience there. In fact, while I'm there I often hear the Pharmacists and the Techs greet people by their first names. That to me shows long term, recurring business.
By: Jack S.
Accuscan Health Imaging
My wife and I had the OB write a prescription to get the 20 week anatomy scan for our pregnancy. We were in the scanning room for 45 minutes or so and the scanning technician was very friendly. She worked as a scanner both here and at a local hospital. We paid cash because it was less expensive out of pocket than messing with our insurance. We both really liked the service. This was in 2012. I saw all the bad reviews and just had to share our positive experience.
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By: smartypants1229
St. Mark's Hospital
In 1978,I was brought here because I had fallen downstairs and needed treatment and stitches in my head.The doctors and nurses at the time were very courteous and they knew what had to be done for my recovery process.I would go here again if totally necessary.I haven't needed to return since because of it not being so very close to me.
By: archeshealth
Arches Health Plan
I notice that it is always becoming more difficult to obtain affordable health insurance in Utah. There is a Utah health insurance company that is tackling this problem by adopting a model similar to credit unions.
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By: smartypants1229
Orthopedic Specialty Clinic
I may or may not have known this doctor from my childhood,but he's followed in his Father's footsteps.If I fall & break a bone,I'd want him for my doctor!
By: Mary B.
Utah Center for Oral and Facial Surgery
It was awesome!! The easiest and quickest surgery ever!! Nice friendly staff. Left with a smile on my face!!
By: Lori R.
Utah Center for Oral and Facial Surgery
Great service and a friendly staff.
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:
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  • 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.
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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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