Chronic Care Specialist

Healthy Life Family Medicine

Family Medicine Clinic located in Goodyear, AZ

Around 133 million Americans have a chronic disease, and 40 million of them are limited in their activities because of their illness. At Healthy Life Family Medicine in Goodyear, Arizona, John Monroe, MD, and his team offer chronic care services to help you manage your condition and improve your health and quality of life. Call Healthy Life Family Medicine or schedule a consultation online today to find the help you need to lead a healthy and active life.

Chronic Care Q & A

What is chronic care?

Chronic care is a model of medical care aimed at helping you manage one or more chronic health conditions and enhance your overall health and quality of life. The team at Healthy Life Family Medicine offers chronic care services to coordinate your treatments, both within the practice and with other specialists. This ensures that you receive joined-up care and that all of the providers on your health care team have the details they need to provide personalized medical attention. 

What are some of the conditions that require chronic care?

Several common chronic conditions require medical attention and treatment. Some of these health issues include:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease
  • Mental health disorders like depression and anxiety
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • HIV/AIDS

Additionally, if you have recurring illnesses like urinary tract infections, bronchitis, or sinusitis, they may be classified as chronic and require special medical attention and treatment. 

What should I expect from chronic care?

Chronic care management is based on six principles. 

Round-the-clock access

You can get in touch with the team at Healthy Life Family Medicine 24 hours a day. While you might not connect with your primary provider, a member of the team is always available outside of regular office hours. 

Continuity of care

You see the same provider for all regularly scheduled appointments. You can develop a relationship, and your provider provides consistent, knowledgeable care. 

Care management

You receive all recommended preventive care services and screenings, including physical exams, health screenings, and lab tests. Your provider also offers medication management services. 

Patient-centered care plan

The team provides a personalized care plan to address your specific health needs. Your program takes details like environmental factors, home life, and cognitive ability into account.

Transition support

If you’re hospitalized for any reason or visit the emergency room, chronic care management ensures that all details are recorded into your electronic health records and that you have the help you need when you return home after treatment. 

Care coordination

Your provider ensures that all of your home and community-based providers work together. This includes specialist medical providers, home care staff, and mental health counselors. 

Call Healthy Life Family Medicine today or make an appointment online for expert chronic care services to help you improve and protect your health.

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