WHAT IS CONSIDERED A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION?
A chronic condition is any health condition that is on-going and generally lasts more than 6 months. In contrast to an acute health condition, which is severe and sudden like an injury or broken bone where the injury heals and the pain goes away, a chronic health condition is long-lasting, develops over time, and symptoms must be managed on a daily basis and can affect daily life.
A few examples of chronic health conditions that require chronic disease management care:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure (Hypertension)
- Heart disease
- Smoking-related health issues
- Mood disorders (such as depression and bipolar)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT CARE?
Having chronic disease management care means having a provider who can oversee the care of all your health conditions. This means, rather than going to various doctors or specialists for various health concerns, all you need is to communicate with one provider. As a board-certified family nurse practitioner, Magdalena has over 30 years of combined nursing experience managing numerous health conditions.
WHAT DOES CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT CARE WITH CRESCENT HEALTH LOOK LIKE?
Facing the daily challenges of a chronic health condition can be physically, emotionally, and financially exhausting.
With Crescent Health Family on your side as your management care team, you can let us handle your care plan while you get back to enjoying your life.
By carefully assessing your personal medical needs with regular face to face appointments, carefully explaining all aspects of your health condition and treatment plan, and reviewing your treatment plan often to ensure the progress of your health, we will also:
- Reduce symptoms with a proper treatment plan
- Manage medication costs
- Identify any barriers to overcome any obstacles you may face
- Provide fast and efficient communication
- Save you time with home visits
- Monitor your health and progress with our online patient portal
- Personally respond to each question or message
- Provide confidential consultations
WHAT ARE THE BEST METHODS TO PREVENT CHRONIC DISEASE?
Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle are the best method for preventing chronic disease and is highly recommended by Magdalena. Knowing your family medical history as well gives you a perfect starting point to create the best plan of action against the risk of possible chronic disease, which can be identified with a physical exam or health screening with Crescent Health.
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Ready to create a strong chronic disease management plan and reduce your symptoms and medical costs? Call us today to answer any questions and schedule your appointment or book your appointment online.