Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Greenville, TX

If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic illness, chronic disease management can prevent the condition from worsening and improve your quality of life. At Elite Primary Care, PA, in Greenville, Texas, adult primary care specialists Asif Aziz, MD, and Guiselle Berry, FNP, use chronic disease management to help patients live long, active, and healthy lives. Call Elite Primary Care, PA, today to schedule a chronic disease management consultation or book online.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is an internal medicine subspecialty used to manage incurable illnesses and prevent them from worsening.

It combines routine checkups, healthy lifestyle changes, and prescription medication to relieve uncomfortable symptoms, slow disease progression, and improve the quality of life.

Who can benefit from chronic disease management?

Consider chronic disease management at Elite Primary Care, PA, if you’ve been diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cystic fibrosis

You may benefit from chronic disease management if you have gastrointestinal problems, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, Crohn’s disease, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

What does chronic disease management involve?

At Elite Primary Care, PA, chronic disease management involves several aspects, including:

Routine checkups

Chronic illnesses aren’t curable, but there are steps you can take to prevent them from worsening. At Elite Primary Care, PA, chronic disease management includes annual checkups, preventive screenings, and lab services. 

Regularly monitoring your condition alerts your provider to changes and helps guide treatment.

Healthy lifestyle changes

Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly are three aspects of keeping any chronic illness in check. Your doctor can work with you to determine a treatment approach that helps you feel your best. 

Prescription medication

Prescription medications, like insulin for diabetics, can complement your efforts and prevent chronic illnesses from worsening. After an exam and lab testing, your Elite Primary Care, PA, provider can determine the type of medicine that will most benefit you.

How long does chronic disease management take?

Chronic disease management isn’t something that occurs once or twice. If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes, or another incurable illness, you need to commit and make lasting adjustments.

Elite Primary Care, PA, can help you boost your energy levels and ensure you feel your best. Eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and keeping your stress in check can help you navigate daily obstacles and feel your best.

Call Elite Primary Care, PA, today to learn more about the benefits of chronic disease management, or make your appointment online.