Chronic Care Q & A
Chronic care helps you manage long-term health conditions that require ongoing monitoring and support. Many people live with one or more chronic diseases, affecting their day-to-day health and causing problems like pain, fatigue, and depression.
Common conditions that benefit from chronic care include:
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Thyroid disease
- Chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
The Upper Echelon Medical team has extensive experience supporting people with these and other long-term diseases.
The kind of chronic care you need varies depending on your condition, the problems you experience, your age, and your other health problems. Most people have a regular physical exam and symptom and medication reviews, but you may also need specific care like a diabetic foot check.
Regular testing is also a feature of many patients’ chronic care plans. You might need blood tests every few months to check your cholesterol, blood glucose levels, or thyroid hormone function. Conditions like headaches, back pain, and muscle pain benefit from osteopathic manipulative techniques.
Upper Echelon Medical’s direct primary care membership eliminates the bother of going through insurance to receive the care you need. You never have to switch to another primary care physician if your insurance changes, and you won’t have the hassle of getting to know a different medical system. The team is there for you for as long as you need them.
Direct primary care enables you to get all the support you need for optimal health because there’s no issue of needing approval for certain treatments or procedures. Your provider can spend more time with you and take a holistic approach to your health, starting with personalized consultations tailored to your needs.
Your provider advises you on lifestyle changes for conditions like diabetes and hypertension. The emphasis is on a healthy lifestyle and diet choices that can help you get off your blood pressure pills or other medications. The team uses technologies like continuous glucose monitoring for diabetes and smart devices to help tailor your treatment plan.
Your provider is available to evaluate and answer your concerns about high blood pressure and other chronic conditions around the clock, with same- or next-day office visits available.
To find out how you can enjoy a better quality of life with Upper Echelon Medical’s expertise in chronic care, call the office or book an appointment online today.
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