Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness
Primary Care Practice & Gynecology located in Greenville, NC
An estimated 133 million Americans have a chronic disease that requires consistent medical care. At Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness, the medical team offers complete chronic disease management services to help you stay on top of diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, and other conditions that can affect your long-term health. They provide customized treatment plans to keep your symptoms under control and prevent more serious complications. To schedule a chronic disease management consultation, call the office in Greenville, North Carolina, today, or book an appointment online.
Chronic Disease Management Q&A
What is chronic disease management?
Chronic disease management encompasses medical services that focus on the treatment and long-term care of chronic diseases.
The goals of the chronic disease management services available at Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness are to help you better cope with the side effects of your illness and to prevent more serious complications that can negatively affect your health and longevity.
When should I consider chronic disease management services?
You should schedule a chronic disease management consultation with the team at Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness if you have underlying health issues like:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
The team also offers obesity management services to reduce your risk for additional chronic health complications.
What can I expect during my first chronic disease management consultation?
During your initial visit with the Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness team, you can expect to discuss any issues you experience because of a chronic disease.
The physicians also review your personal and family medical histories and perform a physical exam. You may need bloodwork or other diagnostic tests to evaluate your current health.
Based on the results of your testing, the team creates a management plan for your disease. They may prescribe medications to control high blood pressure and diabetes or to lower high cholesterol levels.
You may also need to make lifestyle changes to support your long-term health. The team can recommend daily exercises you can do to maintain a healthy weight and dietary modifications that are beneficial to your illness.
How often will I need to schedule appointments for chronic disease management?
The team at Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness help you schedule follow-up visits, so they can continue monitoring your health.
Depending on the condition you’re managing, you may need to visit with the team every few weeks to ensure your treatment is working. The physicians can make adjustments to your treatment plan as needed to keep your condition well-controlled.
The team can also screen for other health conditions that chronic diseases can cause on a regular basis to identify signs of new complications in their earliest stages.
If you need help managing a chronic health condition, schedule a chronic disease management consultation online or by calling Carolina Clinic for Health and Wellness today.