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By: Valerie B.
Mountain Lakes Community Care
I was recently (9/8/15) sent there by my doctor because he was completely booked and I thought I may have broken a bone in my foot. I must admit that I was apprehensive when told to go to a clinic, as I assumed it would be cold and sterile, I would have a long wait, the staff would be harried, etc. Instead, I found a comfortable waiting room, and the desk staff was efficient but pleasant. Considering that there were quite a few people there before me, I only had to wait about a half hour - less that the wait for most of my other medical appointments:) Once in the exam room, it was only a few minutes before I met the doctor. She was VERY friendly and helpful and did not rush me at all. I was pleased with my experience at Mountain Lakes Community Care.
By: C P.
Mountain Lakes Community Care
I've had excellent care at Mountain Lakes Community Care! The receptionist, nurse and doctor/PA were very nice, knowledgeable and efficient. Everyone was professional, understanding and patient, which is not always the case in other clinics, urgent care facilities, etc. I highly recommend this health care facility...especially if you can't get in to your regular doctor in a timely manner.
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By: Vicki G.
Blue Ridge Women's Center
Aside from the super long waits in the waitingroom, and the lack of reminder calls before appointments? My doctor was more interested in shuffling me in and out very quickly. Showed little interest in taking the time to explain anything or answer my questions. And showed even less interest in finding out what was actually causing my health issue. Not a good experience.
By: abed.mefleh
Between The Lakes Primary Care
Dr. Booth is the most caring and understanding doctor I've been to see
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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