The number of Americans with a chronic disease is steadily rising, with about 60% of the population experiencing ongoing conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. At Main Street Medical Clinic, board-certified internal medicine physician Abbas Jafri, MD, FACP, and the team of experienced providers offer chronic disease management to help patients in Huntsville and Spring, Texas, enjoy better health and avoid major disease complications. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking tool today.
Chronic disease management is the ongoing treatment for diseases that last at least a year. Unfortunately, chronic diseases are prevalent among Americans, with about 60% having one chronic disease and 40% of all Americans having two or more chronic diseases simultaneously.
You need chronic disease management if you have at least one chronic disease. Some of the most common conditions that require medical management are:
The Main Street Medical Clinic team also manages many other chronic diseases and conditions.
Chronic disease management is comprehensive medical care specifically focused on your condition and its severity. Chronic disease care may require a broad spectrum of services based on the situation. Your care plan might include:
The team recommends an exam frequency based on your needs, but most people with chronic diseases need appointments at least once a year to keep track of changes and manage their health. You also need wellness visits to screen for other health problems.
Some chronic diseases are treatable with weight loss, exercise, and a balanced diet. For example, early-stage Type 2 diabetes often responds to this conservative approach. The team can help you make these changes and monitor your progress.
Many people with chronic diseases need medication, such as insulin, antihypertensive drugs, or cholesterol-lowering drugs. The team can prescribe the appropriate medication and determine
the appropriate dosage for your needs. They can also ensure you don’t experience medical interactions or unnecessary side effects.
Chronic disease management also gives you the knowledge and tools to better manage your condition at home. The team can teach you how to monitor your condition using tools like a blood pressure monitor, glucose monitor to check blood sugar, or pulse oximeter to check blood oxygen levels.
Chronic disease management can optimize your health, even when you’re living with a chronic condition. Schedule an appointment by calling the nearest office or booking online today.