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04/03/2013
By: cheryl.galster
Melissa Ray MD
Dr. Kevin Pounds has been my Dr. for Ten years or so. For the longest time I felt that he was doing me good and helping me deal with problems beyond the normal scope of medical issues. However, now I am at my lowest point in health, being that my issues are progressive and involve mobility problems and chronic pain that is not treatable, I get a letter from Him that he is not going to treat me anymore due to excessive cancellations.I last saw him in January. I was actually hospitalized for one appointment that was cancelled since then. Then I wasn't sure I could do a follow up, I am sure a Dr. should understand that following up from an emergency isn 't always possible. Do they not know that bed rest might be the better option. I made the appt. I realize I cancelled three appts. in a row; but the day before I was supposed to go in, police and The Federal theft authorities said they were coming out for me to file a complaint since I have had serious issues with credit card fraud and identity theft. All the hospitals in AZ are becoming a nightmare to be in. The truth is found in many medical services provided, definite filtering of abusive and rude employees is necessary. So much so, that a large recruit of medical criminal investigators should be hired for a thorough clean up. I have issues with the fact that the front desk schedules the appointments and therein lies the problem. Even telling them what the reason is for the visit to the Dr. they maintain to be focused on scheduling around the Dr. and not the ill person that has to meet the deadline set for their appearance with a busy Dr. My husband is going to Orange Grove tomorrow to try to assuage this situation. Even the employees have an idea that It is difficult for me to be outside my home for every reason imaginable. When my husband calls the front desk to cancel, they acted like it was no problem to him and even said "it's cancelled" before he gave an explanation. Dr. Pound may just be at a loss as to what to do for me. If that is the case, then that is what he should say. Not turn me away because my unpredictable health issues have kept me from making it into his office. Ever feel like you've been stabbed in the back? By the way, one hospital, Northwest, told me they were sending me home when I required emergent medical treatment. After I fussed because the ambulance was dispatched because of what I said and they knew that treatment n the ER was necessary, Northwest Hospital staff tried to send me away feeling worse even when I left home to get there.
01/25/2015
By: B S.
Mansfield, Christine W
We are a couple who had a failed IVF process with a different fertility doctor and we felt that our individual case was not really taken into consideration. While meeting with Dr. Mansfield, we got the impression that she takes the time to understand each persons differences and complications. She seems very interested in making sure that she gives you the BEST options based on your current situations, rather than a one size fits all plan. Everyone here seems very nice, empathetic, and happy to help us. We are very happy with our experience so far.
07/23/2017
By: Paul Y.
Barone Health Center
Dr. Barone has been working with me for the past few years on chronic pain management related to injuries suffered while in the military. My pain will never fully resolve, but I've always been appreciative of Dr. Barone's approach to pain management which includes a blend of compassion, professional expertise, and understanding of his patient. I would highly recommend a consultation with Dr. Barone if you have chronic pain issues. He will set you on the right path to healing and help you manage your life to nearly full normalcy.
07/25/2012
By: carolina-d
Carondelet Medical Group
One of the best and most compassionate doctors in Tucson. He treats holistically. Whereas most doctors simply treat a symptom or disease process, he never forgets his patients are actual living, breathing human beings, worthy of respect. This is a trait that has become very rare in doctors today. I don't know if he is accepting new patients at this time, but it is worth the effort to try to get on his patient list. I pray for him every day ( he has been fighting health problems of his own) and I thank G-d for finding him for me.
02/26/2016
By: J C.
Mansfield, Christine W
Dr. Mansfield is professional, knowledgeable on current research, and compassionate. Her clinic staff are friendly and helpful. As a patient, I had two prior cycles cancelled and Dr. Mansfield discussed my options and felt it would be possible to proceed. She did additional testing and looked at me as a person not just a patient. I would whole heartedly recommend Arizona Reproductive Institute to anyone has felt frustrated with the process or wants a new approach based on sound medical evidence.
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02/13/2017
By: Yvonne A.
Dr. Thili N Kulatilake, MD
I love dr. Thili because she's worth the wait . She's probably what doctors used to be like: thorough and meticulous with a holistic and professional approach to any and all of ones health issues. She asks questions, listens, and asks if you have questions. Her office is no frills but that doesn't matter. Her knowledge and professional attention to my health has always been impressive and more comforting than many rushed, phony sounding doctors I've seen in more luxurious clinics.
11/28/2012
By: lizemay
Brewer Walter H MD
I've been seeing Dr. Brewer as an OBGYN for many years. He has delivered both of my children. He and his staff are very friendly. His facilities are very clean, modern, and comfortable. I rarely have to wait long to be seen. I feel confident that he has always been very knowledgable, and has his patient's best interests at heart. I highly recommend this provider.
01/28/2015
By: T F.
Mansfield, Christine W
Our experience at ARI was amazing. Everyone on staff has made it a point to have a relationship with us, and have always been so happy and friendly. Going through such a sensitive time it was very encouraging having such positive support. I tell everyone about them hoping that anyone who wants a baby that it hasnt happened for goes here, because they are great!!!
09/04/2016
By: retailconsumer
Nelson A Sandoval MD
this is a doctor with great medical expertise. however, he pays his staff very poorly and as a result they are rude, discourteous and unhelpful. do not be surprised if they never return phone calls, do not answer phone or keep you on hold for twenty minutes. their excuse is they are overworked and understaffed so doctor can keep all the money
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09/25/2015
By: blueeyzntucson
Dr. Thili N Kulatilake, MD
Best doctor! Been seeing her for over 15 years. Yes you do have to wait a while when you see her but its only because she wants to go over everything,she takes her time because she cares. My kids saw her as babies and stayed as adults. My daughter loves her. Hugs Dr thili when she goes in for an appt and she's 21 yrs old.
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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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