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By: shelly45503
Osterholt Shawn S MD
This is a very professional, friendly office. The medical care is fabulous. I'm not sure why some other users complain about their payment policy. They have worked with me to make a payment plan for my pregnancy and I'm extremely excited and happy
By: Karrie W.
Oicc Primary Care
I've been going there since the beginning of 2006 and the staff has always been very friendly courteous and my doctor has been helpful, knowledgeable and fast in taking care of whatever has brought me in to be seen.
By: adrienne.houser
Alper Sarihan DO
Dr. Sarihan is the best doctor I have ever met. He is very personable and intelligent. Everyone there is amazing!
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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