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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Medical Associates of North Texas

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Fort Worth, TX

An integrated care approach that includes regular check-ups, screenings, and coordinated treatment plans is a critical part of preventing complications when you have a chronic disease. The expert team at Medical Associates of North Texas provide chronic care management at their office in Fort Worth, Texas. For education and support for your chronic disease, whether it’s diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, or another condition, set up an appointment by phone or book online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a condition or illness that typically has no cure but can be managed to minimize the effects on your daily life.

The leading cause of death and disability in the United States, chronic disease complications contribute to high health care costs and reduced work productivity.

What are examples of chronic diseases?

Many conditions that last a lifetime and affect your well-being fall into the category of chronic disease. These include:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Pain conditions
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Thyroid disease

People that have undergone liver or kidney transplants also need chronic care management.

The team at Medical Associates of North Texas is skilled at helping you manage and coordinate care for these and other complex conditions. Through effective behavior changes and appropriate medical management, you can live as normal of a life as possible.

Chronic care management also helps prevent future complications and explores ways to minimize the disabling effects of your condition.

What does chronic disease management entail?

At Medical Associates of North Texas, the practitioners are skilled in treating most chronic conditions. Your chronic care management plan depends on your particular condition,

The goal of chronic care management is to minimize daily symptoms that affect your overall quality of life. Any acute care issues that arise are also addressed immediately so you don’t experience serious complications. 

Chronic care management also includes pre-operative clearances so your condition is managed even when you go in for an elective surgical procedure. This care is provided in the office and during your hospital stay.

Specific care plans include:

Chronic kidney disease

For chronic kidney disease and dialysis, the team at Medical Associates of North Texas pays close attention to kidney function when dosing medication.

Heart disease

The team provides superior management for coronary artery disease (CAD), chronic heart failure, and those with post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). They work closely with your cardiologist to create an effective treatment strategy.

Geriatric care

Geriatric care management could include treatments and monitoring of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. 

If you or a loved one needs chronic care management, call Medical Associates of North Texas or book an appointment online to get started.