Wound Care

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Wound Care services offered in Salisbury, MD

When you have a wound at risk of infection, or it won’t stop bleeding, Pete Lerza, NP, in Salisbury, Maryland, can help. Pete is a certified wound care and surgical debridement practitioner. He specializes in injury, wound care, and diabetic and chronic wounds or ulcers, so you don’t need to go to the emergency room. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for expert wound care. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Wound Care Q & A

Pete Lerza, NP now offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for chronic wounds! This is currently covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and most commercial insurances for wounds that are at least 30 days old.

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Can wound care be done at home?

While you may be able to treat minor cuts and scrapes successfully at home, professional wound care is necessary for wounds that are painful for more than 48 hours after the initial injury and for wounds that impair daily function and activities. 


Cuts with jagged edges also benefit from the medical intervention for proper closure and healing. You also need professional wound care for injuries filled with dirt or debris and animal bites because of the risk of infection.

When do I need professional wound care?

You need professional wound care if you have a deep cut, tear, laceration, a wound that continues to bleed after 15 minutes of pressure, or a wound that has been open for 30 days.


Pete recommends that you come in for immediate treatment for any wound if you have poor circulation or a medical condition like diabetes that puts you at greater risk of infection.  


Seek prompt and professional wound care if you have any of the following conditions:


  • Infected wounds
  • Traumatic wounds
  • Diabetic wounds
  • Ulcers
  • Complex soft tissue wounds
  • Non-healing surgical wounds


Underlying factors may impair wound healing, such as arthritis, vascular disease, autoimmune disease, trauma, or infection. If you have other risk factors and are suffering from a slow-healing wound, it’s essential to seek treatment from a wound care specialist.

What can I expect from a wound care appointment?

The specifics of your appointment will depend on your injury and wound specifics. Pete reviews your symptoms and examines your wound. He will also ask about your medical history and inquires about the medications you take.


Pete cleans, treats, and dresses your wound. He also provides you with instructions about caring for your wound at home until your next appointment. He might also schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and provide additional wound care as needed.


An experienced family nurse practitioner who provides primary care and injury care at his practice, Pete is certified in wound care and surgical debridement. He has worked in emergency rooms and urgent care clinics, managing minor traumas.


There is no reason to remain with the uncertainty, frustration, and pain of non-healing wounds. Call the office of Pete Lerza, NP, or schedule an appointment online today for expert wound care.