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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Savannah, Aubrey, TX

An estimated 133 million Americans have at least one chronic disease that requires ongoing medical care. At Zidon Internal Medicine, Obianamma Ozuah, DNP, and the internal medicine specialists offer comprehensive chronic disease management services. The providers can address a wide range of chronic diseases, including diabetes and high cholesterol, through individual treatment plans and routine health evaluations. They focus on optimizing your health and lowering your risk for complications common with chronic diseases. Call the office in Aubrey, Texas, today to schedule a chronic disease management appointment, or book a consultation online. 

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management services focus on protecting your overall health when you have a chronic disease. Many chronic diseases can last for several years or become lifelong conditions that can worsen over time without medical intervention.

Zidon Internal Medicine features diagnostic testing services on-site if you have symptoms of a chronic disease but don’t yet have a diagnosis. 

The skilled providers also offer customized treatment plans if you have an existing disease that requires ongoing medical attention.

When should I consider chronic disease management services?

You should schedule a consultation for chronic disease management at Zidon Internal Medicine if you have a chronic disease or disorder, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

The providers focus on managing your existing condition proactively to lower your risk for long-term health complications, disability, and premature death.

What can I expect during chronic disease management appointments?

During your initial chronic disease management appointment, the providers at Zidon Internal Medicine spend time reviewing your personal and family medical histories, your existing health, and any symptoms you have.

To evaluate the type of disease you have and its severity, the providers can request bloodwork and other diagnostic testing. They also perform a comprehensive physical exam and check your blood pressure, heart rate, and other vital signs.

If you’re already taking medications to control a chronic disease, the providers ensure they’re working well to control your condition. They can also refill your prescriptions as necessary.

If you need treatment, they tailor a treatment plan to your unique health needs. Treatment may include medications, lifestyle changes, dietary medications, and other therapies to relieve your symptoms and prevent a worsening of your condition.

How often do I need appointments for chronic disease management?

You can expect to schedule regular follow-up visits at Zidon Internal Medicine, so the providers can further monitor your health. The number and frequency of visits you need depends on the condition you have and your overall health. 

The internal medicine specialists also offer sick visits if you’re not feeling well and provide routine physicals and other preventive care services to ensure you’re functioning optimally.

If you need help managing a chronic disease, call Zidon Internal Medicine today or request a chronic disease management consultation online.

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