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By: Marty R.
Bryan Fagan MD
I have been seeing Dr Fagan for 3 years now with knee issues. He has performed two scope surgeries to repair a torn meniscus in both knees. Did a great job of explaining the surgery, showing me pictures and letting me know of future problems I will have as a result of osteoarthritis that was discovered. I was able to make a quick recovery after the first one and returned to running in just a few weeks. The second surgery revealed a more serious problem with the osteoarthritis. He went through several options for me and I decided to discuss a knee replacement thinking he would perform the surgery. He told me I was an excellent candidate for a partial knee replacement and referred me to another surgeon who specialized in the surgery. He set up everything with this surgeon and followed up with me after the surgery. The thing that sets Dr Fagan apart from others is he showed up the day after my surgery at the physical therapy office on a Saturday to check on me and also remove the drain tube in my knee. I never asked him to do this and did not know he was coming. I really appreciated that.
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By: Betty S.
French, Sarah E, MD
Dr. French is an excellent, caring physician. I wish her office was closer to Columbus, though. With other conditions that I have, it's difficult to make the drive to Tupelo from Columbus. Dr. French is willing to listen to my physical complaints and discuss them with me. I've been very pleased with her as an endocrinologist.
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By: Andrew R.
Lewis, Eric V, MD
Very Concerned and Polite about My Well Being as a Person instead of a Patient, I have been seeing Doctor Lewis for over 6 years and he done Excellent Procedures on me Andrew
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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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