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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Village Family Medicine PC

Jeffrey D Strickler, MD, FAAFP

Family Medicine & Aesthetic Clinic located in Roscommon, MI

About 15% of adults in the United States have two or more chronic health conditions. A chronic health issue requires ongoing monitoring and care to maintain your health and prevent further complications. Jeffrey Strickler, MD, FAAFP, and the team at Village Family Medicine PC in Roscommon, Michigan, take a holistic approach to chronic disease management. Take charge of your health and schedule a chronic disease management appointment by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management provides health care for any medical condition lasting longer than a year. Chronic disease affects people from birth to senior citizens, may lead to disability, and can affect your overall quality of life.

Examples of chronic diseases include:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Asthma
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease

Genetics may contribute to the development of certain chronic diseases while lifestyle factors lead to some chronic conditions in adults. Making lifestyle changes may also improve certain chronic diseases. Village Family Medicine PC takes a conservative and holistic approach to manage chronic illness as part of supporting your overall health and well-being.

Do I need chronic disease management?

You need chronic disease management if you have a chronic disease or illness that lasts a year or more, especially if your condition requires diagnostic tests, ongoing monitoring, or medications. 

Village Family Medicine PC provides care for all ages, from pediatrics to geriatric care. They offer exceptional chronic disease management services even if you feel you have your condition under control. 

Regular monitoring and chronic disease management help limit your symptoms and identify complications before they become major health issues. Chronic disease management also helps improve your overall quality of life.

What services are included in chronic disease management?

You can expect compassionate and holistic health care with chronic disease management at Village Family Medicine PC.

The ongoing care helps you better understand your illness, the treatments available to manage symptoms, and the progression of your disease, and how the disease affects your overall health. 

Your doctor schedules regular appointments to monitor medications and symptoms and to run diagnostic tests if needed. They also recommend home strategies for managing your chronic disease at home. 

Chronic disease management also includes acute care needs during flare-ups of symptoms, such as when your glucose levels are higher than normal with diabetes or you experience an asthma attack.

What are the benefits of chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management at Village Family Medicine PC provides many benefits. Some of the benefits include:

  • Patient education
  • Routine health screenings
  • Ongoing monitoring 
  • Managing acute flare-ups
  • Preventing or delaying further health complications

When it comes to maintaining good health and managing disease, you’re not alone. Village Family Medicine PC can help you manage your chronic disease.

Call the office or schedule your chronic disease management appointment online today.