Chronic Condition Management

Mental Health & Family Practice located in Bowie, MD
Chronic Condition Management

Chronic Condition Management services offered in Bowie, MD

Long-term conditions like asthma, diabetes, and chronic pain all require expert management to prevent them from adversely affecting your life. Johanese Sandy, MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, and his team at Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services in Bowie, Maryland, offer chronic condition management to patients of all ages. With their expert help, you can enjoy a better quality of life and avoid serious health complications. To discuss the benefits of chronic condition management, call the office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Chronic Condition Management Q&A

What is a chronic condition?

A chronic condition persists for more than three months. However, many chronic conditions last for years and are frequently incurable. Examples of common chronic conditions include:

  • Asthma and allergies
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Osteoarthritis and gout
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Depression and anxiety 

Chronic conditions can have many harmful effects on your health and well-being. Some diseases are also life-threatening, especially if you don’t get the treatment you need. 

What is chronic condition management?

Chronic condition management helps you live with these long-term illnesses. It reduces their impact on your home and work life and slows the progress of incurable diseases. The Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team’s expert chronic condition management can significantly improve your life expectancy and quality of life.

Patients with long-term health problems receive a personalized chronic condition management plan designed to suit their precise needs. When preparing the plan, the team considers your age, medical history, environment, lifestyle, and other factors that might influence your care.

What does chronic condition management involve?

Your plan reflects the severity of your disease, its effects on you, and the risks of complications. Your plan is likely to include routine tests appropriate to your condition. For example, if you have diabetes, regular blood tests are vital to track your blood glucose levels, while patients with heart disease might need regular EKGs (electrocardiograms).

Blood pressure measurement is routine for all patients, but you might need them more often if you have hypertension (high blood pressure). 

Medication management ensures you take the most effective drugs at the correct doses. Choosing healthier foods and sensible lifestyle changes also makes a significant difference to your overall health, as well as helping manage your chronic condition. The Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services team provides invaluable support and information on diet and nutrition, stress reduction, weight loss, and quitting bad habits like smoking.

To find out how you can benefit from chronic condition management, call Comprehensive Healthcare & Wellness Services today or book an appointment online.