Chronic diseases affect your physical and emotional well-being. Sharan Allen, AGNP-C, and the team at A.L.M.S Community Health Center in Grand Prairie, Texas, provide patient-centered chronic disease management, giving you the compassionate care you deserve for your ongoing health problem. To schedule your in-person or telehealth consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A chronic disease is an illness that lasts more than a year. In most cases, a chronic disease is with you for life. These long-term health issues can’t fix themselves and require ongoing medical care and monitoring. They may also cause symptoms that limit your ability to go about your regular routine or take care of yourself.
Types of chronic diseases include:
Though you can’t prevent all chronic disease, lifestyle factors may increase your risk of developing a long-term illness, such as poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and use of tobacco products.
When left undiagnosed and treated, chronic diseases lead to health complications that cause disability and mortality.
Chronic disease management is a type of preventive medicine, giving you the support and tools necessary to prevent your disease from taking over your life.
A.L.M.S Community Health Center is a community-based practice that provides accessible medical services to people of all ages and backgrounds.
With chronic disease management, the team educates you about your illness and the types of treatments that can help. They also teach you how to monitor and manage your chronic disease at home, reducing the risk of complications.
Anyone with a chronic illness needs chronic disease management. The providers at A.L.M.S Community Health Center specialize in family medicine, meaning they can manage your whole family’s health care needs.
If you need help with high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other long-term health problem, they can help.
You can expect comprehensive care from chronic disease management at A.L.M.S Community Health Center. The team takes a whole-person approach, focusing on you, not your disease or symptoms.
They conduct a thorough initial evaluation and physical exam to assess your current state of health. They talk to you about their findings, and you develop a plan of action together.
The team schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and update your treatment plan as necessary.
To schedule your chronic disease management evaluation, call A.L.M.S Community Health Center or book an appointment online today.