Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that usually can be controlled but not cured. People living with chronic illnesses often must manage daily symptoms that affect their quality of life, and experience acute health problems and complications that can shorten their life expectancy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for 70% of all deaths. Moreover, chronic conditions such as back pain and depression are often the main drivers of decreased productivity and increased healthcare costs.
Data from the World Health Organization show that chronic disease is the major cause of premature death around the world, even in places where infectious disease are rampant.
The good news is that through effective behavior change efforts, appropriate medical management, and systematic monitoring to identifying new problems, chronic diseases and their consequences can often be prevented or managed effectively.
Chronic Disease Management is an integrated care approach to managing illness which includes screenings, check-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and patient education. It can improve your quality of life while reducing your health care costs if you have a chronic disease by preventing or minimizing the effects of a disease.
Celebration Family Physicians aims to help people prevent and control the effects of their chronic illness by putting them at the center of disease control solutions. We focus on building the capacity of individuals and families so that they may manage disease effectively, while decreasing health care costs and improving family well-being.
Services we provide include the assessment and monitoring of medical conditions, providing comprehensive education and coaching, medication review and refills, and in-house lab testing. We also have an expert referral network who we work with closely to create at thoughtful plan of care.
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