Wound Care Clinic in Bradenton, FL
The most common wound symptoms and indicators are pain, edema, and bleeding. Anyone in your family can come to see us here at PrimeHealth Primary Care in Bradenton, FL for wound care. Even if you have a family member with diabetes who needs minor wound care, we can help. We are conveniently located at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are currently accepting new patients.
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Yes, primary care can treat wounds, but only minor ones. Minor means non-life-threatening. For life-threatening wounds, it’s necessary to go to the ER (emergency room). For instance, if a patient has an avulsion, that’s a life-threatening wound that requires the ER. For a wound like an abrasion, though, you can come to primary care instead. Here’s a list that should help you understand when to go to the ER or primary care for a wound:
• For abrasions – These are minor scrapes, like road rash; primary care can handle common abrasions
• For lacerations – These are deeper cuts or minor skin tears, like a cut from a pair of scissors; primary care can handle lacerations that are bleeding controllably, but the ER is necessary for lacerations that are bleeding uncontrollably
• For punctures – These are small holes made in the skin by something like a nail; primary care can handle these so long as an organ isn’t damaged, but if an organ is damaged, the ER is necessary
• For avulsions – With these wounds, the skin and tissue is partially torn away due to an injury from something like a car accident; only the ER can handle these wounds
You might be thinking you could go to the ER for all wounds, but if you go there for a minor wound, you’ll have to wait for service. For these minor wounds, it’s better to go to primary care. Please keep in mind, however, that the ER is necessary for life-threatening wounds, like avulsions, as only the ER is properly equipped to handle them.
As a primary care/wound care clinic, PrimeHealth Primary Care Bradenton offers treatments for minor wounds. We can provide bandages for scrapes, stitches for cuts, tetanus shots and treatments for punctures, and more. We’re also able to provide pain relief medication if you need it. An appointment isn’t necessary for wound care.
In addition to all that, our clinic can handle diabetic wounds so long as they’re minor and not infected. However, it’s important to be careful with diabetic wounds, as they may seem minor but actually be life-threatening. Diabetic wounds should be examined closely so the diabetic person can make a careful decision about whether to go to the ER or primary care. Generally, as long as the wound is bleeding controllably and non-infected, as long as there’s no organ damage, and as long as the wound isn’t life-threatening in any other way, primary care can handle it.
A wound care specialist is the specific type of doctor to see for wound care. This doctor knows wounds well, as well as their severity and the treatments for them. At a clinic like ours, you’ll be able to find a wound care specialist.
Yes, PrimeHealth Primary Care Bradenton has a specialist for wound care, and we’re located over at 3014 53rd Ave East, Bradenton, FL 34203. Contact us or request an appointment online. You can come to see us right away today if you need to, and we’re available 5 days a week. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. We hope to hear from or see you soon here at PrimeHealth Primary Care! We serve patients from Bradenton FL, Ellenton FL, Palmetto FL, Rubonia FL, Foxleigh FL, and West Samoset FL.