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By: Clifton E.
Lifeguard Urgent Care
I FINALLY found an urgent care center that is great! The check in staff was great (Rose) and Christine the Triage nurse was great,,, but most of all the Doctor DR.Kenneth Googe was really great and actually took the time to listen to me as a PERSON and not just another number!!! I Unfortunately I can't afford health insurance, so I had to go to an Urgent Care Clinic (Care One closest to me ) only to get ripped off! (the Triage Nurse Charlie was GREAT! But the Doctor Was a waste of time, his 5mins of advice was for to go to the ER and would NOT even help me with Intense PAINS all over my body ) So I went to the ER at Oak Hill Hospital... ONCE again The Triage nurses were GREAT but the DOCTOR there was terrible. Rushed in asked me about ten questions like a robot and I did not see or hear from here until 4 hrs!!! later just to tell me my EKG was fine and the rest of my pains was because I was taking too much Ibuprofen for my pains !!!!???, and when I asked about my chest pain IF my EKG was good,,, what could be causing the other pains well she said that could be caused by "many things" but she did not know WHAT they may be !?!!!. THE truly amazing thing to me was when I was told by someone else there about how GREAT LIFEGUARD was,,, so I was still in alot of pain so I tried LIFEGUARD (thank GOD ! ) and I was extremely PLEASED how GREAT I WAS TREATED!!!
By: George M.
Gulfview Walk-In Clinic
I was diagnosed from Routine blood work and referred to specialist in no time.Thanks Dr. Dhaliwal
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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