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By: isabecky
Premier Care for Women
Dr Newman and his staff are ABSOLUTELY wonderful. They are very caring and attentive to all your concerns and needs. I switched to Dr Newman's office midway through my pregnancy because I had bad experiences with my first OB/GYN. Dr Newman takes his time to answer any questions or concerns you have and explains everything in a way you can understand it. You never feel rushed and I never have to wait long to see Dr Newman. I'm normally in and out within 15-30 minutes. Many thanks to Dr Newman and his wonderful staff for giving me the peace of mind during my pregnancy.
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By: Christopher A.
Ideal Insurance Agency
Awesome agency. Great customer service. Glad to have an advisor here to help me when I need them! Can't say enough about these guys!
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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