By: Janet M.
Patel, Neal B, MD
Dr. Patel is the most wonderful doctor I have ever met. For two and a half years I couldn't stand up straight. I walked bent over and leaning to the side. I was in pain and exhausted. I continued working and taking my dog for a daily run while always looking for a place I could sit for a minute to rest my back. I couldn't sleep for more than a few hours because I would wake up in pain and try to find a comfortable position. My friend told me about Dr. Patel and he gave me my life back. He treated me as if I were a very important person and I will always be grateful for his kindness and his medical talent.
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By: todd-heidi w.
Nephrology Inc
We are very pleased with Dr. V & Dr. Yakub visits regarding the follow up appointments after Todd Weldy's Kidney Transplant in May 2013. Both Doctors are very kind and patient with us and our questions. We are truly blessed to have such dedicated doctors who truly care about their patients health and recovery. God Bless them both.
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By: Jasmine E.
Beacon Medical Group Portage Road
I liked Dr Hall but the rest of the staff doesn't care about their patients. They kept giving me the run around and refused to fix my medication issue with my insurance. Needless to say, I'm finding a new doctor.
By: Donetta R.
Alexander C Gatzimos, MD - Gatzimos Alexander C MD
Fantastic Dr. Truly cares about his patients! They don't just treat u like a paycheck or number! You are a person!
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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