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By: mamabee226
Community Memorial Health Center
If you want someone to care for your health do not go here. I would give them negative stars if possible. I don't know if funds are the issue, but they should be capable of providing medical care WITHOUT having to medflight folks to Richmond. I have been the the ER and they are slow (even when no one is waiting). They no longer have an OB department because they don't have the necessary means to deliver babies who aren't 100% healthy and a 100% perfect delivery. Not that it mattered because people around here would rather drive an hour to deliver at other hospitals than to have a baby at CMH. They probably shut it down because no one trusted them anyway. Sad. They are insufficient to provide medical care. I would not go here if my life depended on it.
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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