Managing heart disease, diabetes, or another chronic condition requires the expertise of a chronic care management specialist. At Pavilion Family Medicine. John Ribadeneyra, MD, and Kate Wogan, FNP, specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing a range of chronic health issues. The providers take an integrative approach to managing any symptoms you have. They also offer preventive resources to lower your risk for chronic disease complications. Call the Montrose, Colorado, office to schedule a chronic care management consultation or book an appointment online today.

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What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management includes services to diagnose, treat, and manage one or more chronic diseases.

A chronic disease is a condition that lasts longer than six months and can negatively impact your physical and mental function and quality of life.

Pavilion Family Medicine offers comprehensive chronic care management services for adults and children aged 2 and up, including diagnostic testing, customized treatment plans, and ongoing medical monitoring.

Why would I need chronic care management?

You can benefit from the chronic care management services available at Pavilion Family Medicine if you have a chronic health condition like:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

These chronic conditions can become progressively worse without medical intervention. If left untreated, chronic diseases can increase your risk for disability and premature death.

Under the supervision of the Pavilion Family Medicine providers, you can learn how to manage your condition and cope with its impact on your life.

What happens during a chronic care management appointment?

During your initial chronic care management visit at Pavilion Family Medicine, the providers review your personal and family medical histories. They also discuss your lifestyle and diet and can address any questions or concerns you have about your health.

The providers complete a physical exam. They may also order blood work or other diagnostic tests to clearly understand your overall health and the severity of your chronic disease.

Many diseases require medications to keep symptoms well-controlled and prevent the condition from worsening. The providers can prescribe necessary medications and also teach you how to take them properly to prevent overdosing or underdosing. If you’re taking multiple medications, they ensure no conflicts can affect your health.

You can expect to schedule follow-up visits at the office, so the providers can monitor your health. You may need regular blood tests to confirm your treatment is working well. The providers can also suggest lifestyle and diet changes you can make to support your long-term health and vitality.

Call Pavilion Family Medicine to schedule a chronic care management consultation or book an appointment online today.