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By: daniyr
Harbin, Karl W MD
I have been seeing Dr. Harbin now for over 3 years! He is the FIRST obgyn that I have ever liked. Dr. Harbin loves his job, and cares for his patients like they are family. I was referred to him by a friend.( I done 2 years of fertility treatment and then lost a baby before seeing him. After losing the baby, I found that my doctor was not being real with me. He had allowed me to carry a baby for 7 weeks, that had already died. And was still telling me it was normal that we could hear no heart beat.)When I became pregnant for the 2nd time. I saw my doctor the day I took a home test. Got a positive test at my Doctors. And the next day I had a appointment with a new doctor. Dr. Hardin.I have been through 2 successful, and 1 unsuccessful pregnancy with doctor Harbin. He has been there 100 with me and my husband every scary step. He has the bed side manner of a saint. When you are under his care for pregnancy its OUR.. and WE.. he makes himself part of it, and he truly deeply cares about you and your family. He makes sure Dad is also question and worry free, and also the siblings. ( My 3 year old misses Dr. Harbin and asks to go see him every time we walk in the hospital.) Every doctor should be as good has him. This is a man who does his job because he loves treating people.... not for the pay check. As far as yearly exams. He is great.... worry's about your comfort and is quick! ( He is not one of those doctors that holds a conversation while doing your exam. -- I hate that-- He gets his job done... helps you sit up... then talks. If you call with worries... the call backs are usually within a couple hours... Emergancys of course quicker. And he will call in a percription if he does not feel you need to be seen!I can't say enough about the man. He has become part of our family... after all.... without his care... who knows if I would have the two beautiful boys I have today!
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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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