Properly managing a chronic disease is the key to reducing your risk of serious medical complications and improving your quality of daily life. At Guardian Angels Health Center in Aurora, Colorado, the primary care providers offer comprehensive chronic care management to keep you as healthy as possible. To learn more about chronic care management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Chronic care management at Guardian Angels Health Center includes prevention, medical monitoring, and treatment, when needed, for ongoing medical conditions.
Some of the reasons you may need chronic care management at Guardian Angels Health Center include:
Any time you have an ongoing disease that needs medical management, or if you develop unusual symptoms, see the Guardian Angels Health Center providers for an evaluation.
Chronic diseases are common, affecting nearly half of people in the United States. Common risk factors include:
Adopting healthy habits is the best way to keep your disease risks as low as possible.
To find out if you have a chronic disease, or if your disease needs medical intervention, your Guardian Angels Health Center provider often completes the following:
Your provider weighs you, determines your body mass index (BMI), and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.
They review your symptoms, personal and family medical history, current medication regimen, and lifestyle habits during a medical history review.
During a physical exam, your provider evaluates your overall health and wellness. They assess your eyes, ears, vision, hearing, throat, reflexes, breathing, heartbeat, and more. Guardian Angels Health Center also offers pelvic and breast exams for women, and prostate exams for men.
You might need blood tests, tissue swabs, urine testing, allergy or asthma testing, heart-function tests, X-rays, or other imaging procedures to detect or properly manage a disease.
Treatment for chronic diseases often includes weight loss, lifestyle changes, medications, dietary supplements, injections, inhalers, counseling, or a minor procedure.
Routine medical monitoring is important to ensure your treatment works effectively. If you have a complex problem, your provider may refer you to a specialist.
Your Guardian Angels Health Center provider lets you know how often to schedule chronic care management appointments to maintain optimal health. They may recommend follow-up visits monthly, every few months, or yearly.
To explore the many benefits of chronic care management, call the Guardian Angels Health Center office or schedule an appointment online today.