Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management offered in Roseville, CA

Chronic medical disorders can last for years or even lifetimes and may cause serious complications. John Paul Kelada, MD, AlexandraMary Kelada, DO, and the Roseville Family Healthcare team in Roseville, California, offer comprehensive chronic disease management services. They help you cope with diabetes, arthritis, chronic pain, and many other conditions, improving your quality of life and reducing the risk of life-threatening events. Call Roseville Family Healthcare to learn how you could benefit from chronic disease management, or book an appointment online today.

What are chronic diseases?

Unlike acute illnesses such as colds and stomach bugs, chronic diseases persist for many months or years and are sometimes lifelong. Common chronic diseases include:

  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Depression and anxiety 
  • Asthma
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • High cholesterol

Serious, potentially life-threatening complications can develop from chronic diseases without the proper care. Chronic disease management helps reduce the impact of long-term illnesses on your daily life and prevent complications.

Even if your condition is incurable, you can lead a long, happy life with appropriate care from the Roseville Family Healthcare team.

What problems might poor chronic disease management cause?

Not caring for yourself when you have a chronic health problem could have devastating effects. For example, poor diabetes management increases your risk of:

  • Diabetic ulcers (slow-healing sores on your lower limbs)
  • Sight loss from diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma
  • Diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease)
  • Organ failure
  • Limb amputation

Conditions that cause no symptoms, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol, don’t affect your daily life like many chronic diseases. However, when they reach an advanced stage, you could suffer a life-threatening heart attack or stroke. Chronic disease management helps you avoid these dangers and even reverse the existing damage.

Whatever condition you have, the chronic disease management experts at Roseville Family Healthcare reduce your risk of severe disease and significantly improve your everyday quality of life.

What does chronic disease management involve?

Every Roseville Family Healthcare patient receives a customized chronic disease management plan built around their unique needs. Your plan considers your age, genetics, environment, lifestyle, medical history, and current health problems.

Your chronic disease management plan will likely include any regular tests you need, such as blood sugar monitoring tests for diabetes or an electrocardiogram (EKG) if you have heart disease. Some tests everyone has, like blood pressure measurement; others are only necessary for specific conditions, like diabetic foot care.

Medication management is also vital to ensure your prescriptions are current, beneficial, and not causing side effects. Many patients benefit from nutrition counseling, help with weight loss and quitting smoking, managing stress, and other ways to lead healthier lives. The team also supports your mental health, which can often suffer when you have a chronic disease.

For compassionate care from experts in chronic disease management, call Roseville Family Healthcare today or book an appointment online.