Wound Care Specialist

Primary Medicine of Sherman

Primary Care Physician & Addiction Medicine located in Sherman, TX & Plano, TX

Your body is fully equipped to heal scrapes and cuts, but if you have a serious wound or your wound doesn’t seem to be getting better, then it’s time to get help. The experienced health care team at Primary Medicine of Sherman led by Robert Hernandez, MD, can provide the wound care you need to promote healing and prevent more serious complications. For an evaluation, call the Sherman or Plano, Texas, office today or request an appointment online.

Wound Care Q & A

What is a wound?

A wound is medically defined as a break in the skin due to injury, disease, or surgery. Your skin serves as your body’s protector against germs, and a wound leaves your body vulnerable to foreign invaders that may make you sick.

When you have a wound, your body does everything it can to heal the break in your skin, including the repair of any damaged connective tissue, such as muscle. But in some cases, your body may not be able to heal the wound on its own, increasing your risk of complications.

If you have a wound that doesn’t seem to be improving, or looks worse, Dr. Hernandez and his nurse practitioners, Brittany Brown, NP, and Julie Thomison, NP, at Primary Medicine of Sherman can provide the wound care your body needs to heal.

When should I see a doctor for my wound?

There are several factors that may indicate you need help for the management of your wound. Some of the factors include:

  • Wound that doesn’t seem to be improving with time
  • Wound is worsening
  • Wound is red or warm to the touch
  • Wound is oozing
  • You have diabetes or poor circulation

You should also visit Primary Medicine of Sherman if you have a large wound that has damaged your muscle or other connective tissue. Without proper healing, your wound may affect function.

What can I expect from wound care treatment?

The team at Primary Medicine of Sherman provides comprehensive treatment for your wound. The treatment you need may depend on the seriousness of your wound, as well as your medical history. Some of the treatments Dr. Hernandez and his team may use include:

  • Wound cleaning
  • Debridement of diseased tissue
  • Application of fresh bandages
  • Antibiotics for an infection
  • Nutrition supplements

If you have an underlying health condition that’s affecting the healing process, Dr. Hernandez and his team may also provide care to help improve control of your disease so your body can focus on the healing of your wound.

You may require several visits to the office to ensure proper healing of your wound. The team creates a personalized treatment plan so you know what to expect and how to prepare.

For wound care management, call Primary Medicine of Sherman today or request an appointment online.