While most wounds are superficial and only require at-home cleansing and dressing, some wounds are deeper and require medical attention. The most common signs of a wound are pain, swelling, and bleeding. To prevent infections or loss of motor function, physicians can be required to help restore any underlying damage to bones, muscles, tendons, arteries, and nerves, in some cases. In addition, pet or insect bites should always be seen by a physician because of the susceptibility to infection. It’s important to know the status of your last immunizations, so keep a record of the last time you had your tetanus shot or booster vaccine. It’s encouraged to have those at least once every five years. Wound care is necessary to prevent infection, any additional injuries and promote healthy, healing skin. The trained physicians at Village Health Partners treat wounds of all kinds and will ensure that proper healing occurs and scarring kept to a minimum.
"Dr. Gothard and the entire staff at Village Health are wonderful. I have been a patient for over 5 years and Dr. G is caring, professional and thorough. I always feel I have his full attention. I have never had a problem with making appointments or in urgent situations getting Dr. G or one of his staff to promptly follow up, including when I send messages via the Patient Portal. I highly recommend Dr. Gothard and Village Health."- J.M. / Healthgrades / Feb 10, 2021
"I have been long time patient at Village Health (the one on Independence). Once my doc announced she was leaving, I decided to find new one at the VH location closer to home and that is how i came to see Dr Moon. Just had my second visit with him and I have to say i am very impressed with him and my care so far. I think i finally found a doctor who is interested in helping me improve, not just manage my health! Nice to see doctor who looks in you in the eye and not just behind the laptop taking notes!"- J.K. / Google / Feb 08, 2021
"I am a first time patient for Dr. John Moon and I will say this I was definitely indeed impressed by his expertise and after about 5 minutes of meeting him I knew I made the right choice selecting him as my health physician. One of the problems I came in there to see him for he immediately already had a general idea of what it was as soon as I started describing it to him. If you need a new health physician I highly recommend Dr. John Moon. I am proud to have him as my health physician. Thank you Dr. Moon, see you at the next appointment"- L.C. / Google / Feb 02, 2021
"Used to give this office 5 stars and have been going here for years. Still some great docs but many (such as dr Nguy) value $ over patient care. Truly a shame. Asked office to make billing issue right- never heard back. Too bad as they have a few great doctors."- F.D. / Google / Feb 02, 2021
"Many Doctors there are great but way office is run is not. Had an erroneous $60 charge and was told office manager would call me, she never did. Shame to see a great practice go down hill."- D.W. / Yelp / Feb 02, 2021
What is included?
Depending on the severity of the wound, some can be treated at home with routine first aid, but others require medical attention, especially if bleeding cannot be stopped even if it’s elevated and has pressure applied to it. A physician will assess the size and depth of the wound, as well as the level of severity of the injury. When it comes to burns, broken bones or deep lacerations, a doctor will clean and possibly numb the area with medication. Usually, the wound will be closed using skin glue, stitches, or sutures. A tetanus booster shot will be given if you have a punctured wound. Immediate aftercare may include penicillin or another antibiotic to prevent infection. It’s important to always wash your hands and work on a clean surface when changing your dressings.
Usually wound care is treated in one session. However, there is the risk of infection. Be sure to contact a physician if your wound reopens or the area becomes dark, bigger or deeper. In serious cases, surgery may be required to remove the infected tissue.
Putting Your Aid First
Our medical practice encourages its patients to take quick action when it comes to wound care. We want to help patients live healthy lives, which is why we provide the most appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of complications. Our medical team looks forward to meeting you. Please contact our office to schedule an upcoming appointment.