If you have a severe or nonhealing wound that requires medical treatment, turn to the wound experts at Maryland Medical First P.A. in Parkville, Maryland. Board-certified internal medicine physician Narender Bharaj, MD, and expert health care specialists offer comprehensive wound care services to help you heal quickly. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.
Wound care at Maryland Medical First P.A. includes medical treatment for:
Dr. Bharaj is certified in wound care, and he’s affiliated with MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Wound Care Center in Baltimore.
Anyone can have nonhealing wounds, but some factors increase your risk of getting them. Examples include diabetes, older age, nerve problems, heart disease, kidney disease, and other chronic conditions. Obesity, alcohol use, and tobacco use also boost your risk of developing nonhealing wounds.
During wound care consultations, your primary care specialist discusses treatment options and preventive care for wounds. They review your medical history and symptoms, examine your wound, complete a physical exam, and may recommend blood tests or other diagnostic tests to determine the type of wound you have and its cause. Treating the underlying cause of a wound is also a priority, such as keeping diabetes well-managed.
Common treatments for wound care include:
Primary care specialists at Maryland Medical First P.A. close wounds using stitches, medical strips, or staples to ensure they heal properly.
Bandages and dressings, as well as special shoes if you have a nonhealing foot wound, keep the wound clean, speed up healing, and reduce the risk of complications.
Wound care specialists can use nearby tissue, tissue from another part of your body, or synthetic tissue as a graft to close wounds and promote healing.
Negative pressure wound therapy uses tubing, suction, and special dressings to get rid of infected tissues, clean wounds, and speed healing.
Maryland Medical First P.A. providers offer surgical debridement in a hospital to clean wounds, remove diseased or damaged tissue, and maximize healing.
If you struggle with large or nonhealing wounds that require wound care from medical experts or want to know how to avoid them, call the Maryland Medical First P.A. office or book an appointment online today.