Long-term conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and osteoarthritis, all benefit from chronic disease management. If you have an ongoing health problem of any kind, talk to the Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic team in Cullman, Alabama. The experienced medical professionals provide monitoring, testing, and invaluable support for patients living with chronic conditions. To benefit from expert chronic disease management, call Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic today or book an appointment online.

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What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management helps people with long-term health problems keep well and get as much as possible out of life despite their medical conditions.

The Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic team creates individualized care plans to coordinate routine exams, tests, and procedures. Chronic disease management ensures that you receive optimal care for your condition and keep its adverse effects to a minimum.

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases last more than three months, but most persist far longer — often years. Many chronic diseases are incurable. Some, like advanced cancer, might severely limit your lifespan. With others, you can live a long life, providing you seek expert chronic disease management.

Common chronic diseases the Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic team treats include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Asthma
  • Lupus
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Incurable infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS and some forms of hepatitis

Hypertension (high blood pressure) and high cholesterol are long-term conditions with potentially life-threatening consequences but don’t usually cause symptoms. With disorders like these, you could benefit from chronic disease management to prevent complications like heart attacks and strokes.

What might be in my chronic disease management plan?

Your Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic provider designs your chronic disease management plan around your specific needs. They take a functional medicine approach, which means they consider all the things in your life that could have an impact on your health, such as:

  • Comorbidities (other diseases)
  • Age
  • Activity levels
  • Weight
  • Medical history
  • Genetic tendencies
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Work and home life
  • Stress levels
  • Living environment
  • Mental health problems

Taking all these factors into account ensures your chronic disease management plan reflects the actions and treatments that could benefit you.

Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic can support you with lifestyle changes like weight loss and smoking cessation, as well as managing your medication and other treatments.

Your provider arranges routine checkups to review your health, monitor your progress, and address any problems that arise. They take blood for lab testing to check your blood glucose and cholesterol levels and look for signs of infection and nutrient deficiencies.

With help from the team at Warehouse Primary Care & Specialty Clinic, you can manage your chronic health problems successfully for a long time. Call the office or book an appointment online today.