Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Phoenix and Sun City, AZ

Approximately 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease. Prestige Medical Care expert Carla Aldaz, MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, has the specialized training necessary to help you manage your condition. They offer the most up-to-date treatments for chronic disease management with personalized, continuous care. To learn more, call the Phoenix, Arizona office or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is a chronic disease?

Chronic diseases and conditions are among the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. The most common chronic conditions include:

  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Obesity
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • High blood pressure

When a condition is chronic, it has no cure. To maintain your overall health and wellness, managing your condition and avoiding other potential health risks is essential.

What causes chronic diseases?

Unhealthy lifestyles are to blame for many chronic diseases, and your risk of developing these conditions increases as you age. The most common causes include:

  • Using tobacco products
  • Consuming too much alcohol
  • A poor diet lacking proper nutrition
  • Lack of exercise or a sedentary lifestyle

To reduce your risks of developing chronic diseases, the team at Prestige Medical Care recommends behavioral practices like regular daily exercise, eating healthy foods that are low in fat but high in fiber, and losing or maintaining a healthy weight.

What is chronic disease management?

Many chronic diseases are preventable, controllable, and interrelated; unfortunately, many people have more than one chronic condition at a time. In fact, more than half of older adults currently have three or more chronic conditions.

When you have a chronic condition, the Prestige Medical Care team works closely with you to design a chronic disease management plan to restore your health and reduce your risks of developing other associated chronic health conditions.

Your management plan might include:

  • Managing your medications
  • Coordinating your care with specialists
  • Regular blood tests to monitor your condition
  • Providing treatment options tailored to your unique situation

The team also takes the time to discuss your condition in-depth and ensures you understand your treatment options.

What can I expect from chronic disease management?

You can expect a coordinated care approach when Prestige Medical Care manages your chronic disease. This ensures that you receive a whole-body approach to your healthcare that balances each of your treatments with your other medical concerns.

Prestige Medical Care listens carefully to your concerns and understands the complexity that comes with managing chronic conditions and the importance of involving you in your own treatment. 

Call Prestige Medical Care today to learn more about chronic disease management services, or book an appointment online.