Importance of Chronic Disease Care
Chronic medical conditions – like diabetes, heart disease, and COPD – are so common that nearly half of all Americans are believed to suffer from at least one chronic illness. As such, chronic conditions are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S. Many have no cure and must be medically managed throughout a person’s life.
What makes chronic conditions particularly difficult to manage is that it often takes a variety of approaches to properly control a patient’s disease. For example, patients with diabetes may require medication, strict adherence to a recommended diet and exercise regimen, as well as regular preventive care measures, such as yearly eye and daily foot care and inspection, to avoid complications of the disease.
At North Bethesda Primary Care, Dr. Possner takes a whole-person, integrated care approach to chronic disease management. This includes regular screenings, checkups, patient education, and the coordination of care with subspecialists when necessary. Through his unique concierge doctor services, Dr. Possner takes the time to get to know you so that he can help keep you healthy despite any existing medical challenges.
Top Chronic Conditions
Some of the most common chronic conditions with which we can help our patients include:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- High cholesterol levels (hyperlipidemia)
- Kidney disease
The vast majority of chronic conditions require proper self-care in addition to medical attention. For this reason, Dr. Possner will ensure you are armed with the knowledge and tools you need to keep your existing medical conditions and symptoms in check between doctor visits. You’ll also discover what to look for so that you can get prompt, proper attention for issues that may arise.
Concierge Care for Patients Who Need Chronic Disease Management
If you have a chronic medical condition, you already understand the need to manage it on a daily basis. Make sure you’re doing all you can to address your symptoms, so you can thrive and enjoy your life to the fullest.
Established patients of North Bethesda Primary Care can message Dr. Possner with any questions or simply request an appointment through our convenient online patient portal. If you are new to us, just request a complimentary meeting with Dr. Possner to find out how to enroll for our membership-based concierge care and begin to get the type of chronic disease management you’ve been searching for.