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By: grankathy
Tomlins, Ryan James
Dr. Tomlins and his staff treated me like I was their only patient. He took x-rays then used a sonogram to find what was wrong. There are usually several appointments and a great deal of waiting but not so with him. The procedure went well and they told me what to expect. I was awake and allowed to watch his work. One of the nurses even called me the next day to check on my status. I felt well cared for and respected their level of concern and professionalism. Such a breath of fresh air in the health care industry.
By: Ms T.
St Francis Endocrinology
I love St Francis. After going to Stormont Vail all they wanted to know was how and who was going to pay. St Francis staff was patient, kind and was just SO MUCH better care. The wait was not long, the staff was supper friendly,caring and very helpful
By: Jacquline K.
Tomlins, Ryan James
Dr. Tomlin was very knowledgeable, professional and a great staff. He explained procedure to me where I understood it. During surgery he played music from his phone radio. Dr. Tomlin gets an A+. Thanks doctor.
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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