Chronic Care Specialist

Premier Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Pediatrics located in Denver, CO

Are you struggling to manage your chronic condition? If so, book an appointment for chronic care management at Premier Family Medicine in Denver. Chronic care management helps you manage your symptoms and live a fuller life, even with a chronic illness. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or over the phone today.

Chronic Care Q & A

What does chronic care mean?

The term “chronic care” describes medical care that the Premier Family Medicine team provides to individuals suffering from chronic diseases.

Chronic diseases are those conditions that limit your daily activities, require ongoing medical maintenance, and last over a year. Examples of chronic diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer 
  • Asthma 
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease

If you’re suffering from any of these, don’t wait. Care for chronic diseases helps extend and improve your quality of life.

How can you manage symptoms of chronic illness?

While your Premier Family Medicine team member may provide you with medication for your chronic illness, they also encourage self-care. 

Many chronic conditions are caused or exacerbated by lifestyle choices, so to improve your condition, your doctor may work with you to design at-home chronic care. Chronic care plans include details like:

  • Nutritional guidance
  • Smoking cessation
  • Blood sugar management
  • Exercise planning

Partnering with your team to make positive lifestyle choices like these can greatly improve your quality of life and the state of your chronic condition.

Who needs chronic care management?

In addition to those adults suffering with chronic diseases, many older adults benefit from chronic care management. 

During your initial chronic care management appointment, your Premier Family Medicine team member sets up a comprehensive care plan that outlines how they plan to help you reach and maintain optimal health. The comprehensive care plan includes:

  • A problem list
  • Desired outcome
  • Expected prognosis
  • Measurable treatment goals
  • Symptom management
  • Medication management
  • Set interventions and assignment of the individuals responsible for each intervention 
  • Required community and social services
  • Description of how outside specialists will help the patient
  • Schedule for checkups and reviews

With a comprehensive care plan, you are much more likely to succeed in your health maintenance. To achieve the wellness you desire, stick with the plan you devise with your Premier Family Medicine team member.

If you have concerns about the plan, or you don’t feel certain elements are working, don’t hesitate to reach out to talk about it.

If you or a loved one require chronic care, set yourself up for success by scheduling an appointment at Premier Family Medicine. Reach out by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.