The CDC estimates that approximately four out of every ten adults in America live with two or more chronic conditions. In addition to being more prevalent than most people realize, some of them can significantly shorten a person’s life. For these reasons, our Lewisville pain management team (locations also in Bedford, Benbrook and Boyd) feel it is important to offer education and resources about these conditions and services that help. Read on to learn about how your family doctor can help with the chronic care management needs in your life.
What Makes a Condition “Chronic”?
Most conditions fall into one of two categories: acute or chronic. Acute conditions are typically sudden and severe and cease to be a problem in a relatively short amount of time. A condition becomes classified as chronic once it has impacted a person’s health and daily life for more than a year.
Common Chronic Conditions
Although anything can be considered a chronic condition if it lasts longer than one year, there are some which are more common than others. The following are some of the more common chronic conditions that we see in our family practice:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure or hypertension
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Sleep apnea
Benefits of Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care Management is one of the services that our team at Your Family Medical proudly offers at all four of our convenient Texas locations. This service allows patients who are living with two or more chronic conditions to be guaranteed at least 20 minutes of time with our experienced staff each month.
Not only does this encourage regular check-ups and accountability, but it also helps motivate you and keep you on track with your medical care. It also offers the following benefits:
- Allows our team to closely examine how a patient’s chronic conditions impact his/her life
- Personalized assistance with medication management
- Creates consistent space for doctors to make proper recommendations
- Individualized and personalized care
- Guarantees patients the time they need
- Closely monitored management
- Support to make any necessary adjustments in assisting patients with achieving a higher quality of life
- Much, much more!
If you or someone you love would benefit from chronic care management, we encourage you to get in touch today. We currently have Lewisville doctors accepting new patients (as well as at our other three locations – Boyd, Benbrook and Bedford).
Additional Chronic Care Resources
It’s important for patients living with chronic conditions to consider all the ways that their condition impacts their life. This can include things like relationships, recreation, job satisfaction, mental and emotional health and more.
Often patients find success and support through specialized support groups and/or virtual condition-related communities. These organizations also exist for caregivers and family members of those with chronic conditions. If this sounds like something that you might like to try, reach out to a member of your care team to learn more.
To explore the benefits of chronic care management or any of our other family health services, contact us today at Your Family Medical! Schedule a consultation with our team in Texas to visit one of our offices in Bedford, Benbrook, Boyd, or Lewisville. We are committed to helping ensure you are receiving the best possible care for your health concerns.