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Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management offered in Tyler and Lindale, TX

Chronic Care Management
About Chronic Care Management

Long-term conditions like diabetes and heart disease can last a lifetime. To help patients manage these serious disorders better, Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. provides chronic care management at their offices in Tyler and Lindale, Texas. The experienced medical professionals offer treatments to reduce pain and other distressing symptoms and help you cope better in daily life. Call Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. to learn more about benefiting from chronic care management, or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management offers ongoing support for people with one or more long-term medical conditions, such as:

  • Diabetes    
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Heart disease
  • Emphysema
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Dementia   
  • Thyroid disorders   
  • High cholesterol
  • Asthma       
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Chronic pain

Successfully managing chronic diseases involves a partnership between you and Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. that aims to keep you healthy as long as possible and minimize your condition’s impact.

What problems can chronic care management prevent?

Chronic care management plays an essential role in preventing numerous complications. Examples include heart attacks and strokes caused by high blood pressure and suicidal thoughts when you have depression.

Diabetes can lead to severe complications like diabetic ulcers (slow-healing sores on the lower limbs), sight loss caused by diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma, diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), organ failure, and limb amputation. Thyroid disease can be life-threatening if you don’t receive the proper medication.

Many people with one chronic disease also have others, making life even more complicated. Whatever condition you have, your everyday quality of life will improve with chronic care management.

What does chronic care management mean for me?

The first stage in managing chronic conditions is to prepare a care plan for you. Your Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. provider considers various factors that could influence your health, such as:

  • Age
  • Medical history
  • Family history
  • Diet and lifestyle
  • Physical fitness and exercise
  • Smoking or substance misuse
  • Alcohol intake
  • Stress levels
  • Work and home life
  • Living environment

Considering all these influences on your health, your provider creates a comprehensive chronic condition management plan using a holistic approach to maintain your overall well-being.

Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A. also organizes routine tests and any physical exams you need and schedules regular reviews. This ensures close monitoring of your condition, enabling them to act promptly should your health decline.

Common tests include blood pressure readings and lab work to check cholesterol and blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, regular diabetic foot checks are vital. Another valuable chronic care service is medication management.

You might have multiple prescriptions for your conditions. Routine medication management reviews ensure you take your medicines correctly and effectively. Your provider can also change your medications if you experience unpleasant side effects.

Call Tyler Internal Medicine Associates P.A.or schedule a consultation online today to take advantage of the practice’s exceptional chronic care management services.