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By: Robert S.
Community Medical Associates
Dr. Yost is one of the kindest, nicest Doctors that I have had the privilege of knowing. From the beginning, more than 14 years ago, he treated me with courtesy and respect. He treated my arthritic knees conservatively with medication and never pushed surgery. Recently, he began treating me for osteoporosis, and worked to convince my insurance company to recognize that men do develop osteoporosis and to pay for my treatment. My last visit, just over 2 years ago, was professional and Dr. Yost was just a kind as ever.
By: Alonzo G.
Community Medical Associates
Very nice. One of my favorite doctors. I would still go to see if him if my health insurance didn't canceled.
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By: teresayow
Haddad, Christopher, MD
Awesome cardiologist. And wonderful bedside. .best cardiovascular doctor. .glad Sweetwater sent us there....
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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