Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Fountains Family Care

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Chandler, AZ

The National Center for Health Statistics defines a chronic disease as lasting longer than three months and estimates that around 40 million Americans are limited in their daily activities due to a chronic disease. At Fountains Family Care, which has two locations in Chandler, Arizona, Dr. Richard Le and his highly qualified medical staff provide chronic disease management to help you live a better quality of life. As the old adage attests, health is wealth, and Dr. Le and his team are on a mission to help people achieve optimal wellness and combat the tribulations of chronic disease. Schedule your consultation online or pick up the phone and call today to take the first step.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease lasts longer than a few months and causes ongoing symptoms. It’s often progressive, meaning it gets worse over time.

Common chronic diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • COPD or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Some chronic disease symptoms come and go in periods of flare-ups and dormancy and even remission, where the disease has stopped for some time and isn’t predicted to return.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management involves the care and support of a medical professional like your Fountains Family Care provider. Medical diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment can go a long way in helping you live with and manage your chronic disease.

Some treatments are aimed at stopping the progression of the disease, while others are geared toward reducing or eliminating symptoms, such as anti-inflammatory medications to lessen inflammation and consequently reduce pain for arthritic patients.

At Fountains Family Care, the team also has an in-house phlebotomist to conveniently perform blood work in either of the two Chandler, Arizona, locations. Once you’re diagnosed and your health is evaluated with a collection of tests like blood work and imaging, you and your Fountains provider can determine the appropriate course of treatment.

What are the benefits of chronic disease management?

Medical management of chronic disease not only gives you medical support, it can also provide you with tangible results that can improve your quality of life and the everyday struggles you face in dealing with your chronic disease.

A trained medical professional like your Fountains provider can also analyze the progression of your disease based on tracked data and information collected over time.

Chronic disease management not only puts your mind at ease that you have the support of a trained, knowledgeable health care team, it can also prevent complications from developing and manage, slow, or halt the progression of your disease.

Learn how chronic disease management can benefit you and experience premium medical care from the Fountains Family Care team. Call or click to book online.