10/20/2012
By: mssweeth2o
Specialty Clinic
Different doctor every time. Also, if you or your child happen to be ill don't expect them to give you an excuse for work or school. If you happen to argue with them enough to get one they usually make it out to sound like you are a liar. I'm sure there are people out there who abuse the "system" to get out of work or school. Not all people have the luxury of taking off work whenever and who wants to have to sit at the doctor's office for 2 hours anyway? I'll be finding a new doctor's office first thing tomorrow!
06/26/2017
By: John D.
Accident Pain and Work Injury Clinic
I love coming to see Dr. Gadalla. He is a wonderful Dr. Who listens and tries to help in any way he can.
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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