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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

Living with chronic health problems can be a challenge at the best of times. If someone in your family has a long-term condition, Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD,  Enniah Ndawana, PA and the team at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors may be able to help you navigate through the challenges of chronic disease, including diabetes and asthma to even chronic pain. To find out how you can benefit from chronic disease management, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book, any time of day or night.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management helps people live fulfilling lives and stay as healthy as possible despite their long-term health conditions. Many people live with one or more chronic disorders. These can have a severe impact on your quality of life, affecting your ability to work, perform everyday tasks, or enjoy your free time.

If you have a chronic health condition, the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team develops a personalized care plan for you. Your plan includes all the routine tests and checkups you require, progress reviews, and other services that support your overall well-being.

Why might I need chronic disease management?

Anyone who has a long-term health condition may benefit from chronic disease management. These conditions last for many months or years and are often incurable. There are many kinds, but some the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors team sees most frequently include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Incurable infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS 
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions

Many chronic diseases can have life-changing or potentially life-threatening complications. However, you can live a long life and maximize your health despite these conditions with the right management.

What does a chronic disease management plan contain?

Your chronic disease management plan is something you and your provider at Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors develop together. When considering the treatment your condition requires, your provider looks at all the factors that could make a difference to your health.

These might include your age and medical history, any family history of specific conditions, your work and home environments, and things like your diet and whether you smoke or drink a lot of alcohol. The treatments in your plan may also include medication, physical therapy, nutrition counseling, and other therapies, depending on your needs.

For many people with chronic conditions, their mental health can suffer alongside their physical health problems. It’s necessary to take a whole-person approach with chronic disease management and provide support for your emotional health as well.

If you have a long-term health problem, chronic disease management could boost your well-being considerably. To find out more about the benefits of having chronic disease support, call the Irving Coppell Primary Care Doctors office in Irving, Texas, today to schedule an appointment. You can also use the online scheduling page to book.