Chronic disease management is all-inclusive care for diabetes, heart disease, and other long-term illnesses. At House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC, highly trained specialists Bernadette Kimemia, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, and Phyllis Muthee, NP, ARNP, provide comprehensive chronic disease management in their Bellingham, Snohomish and Everett, Washington, offices and in your own home. Need help with chronic health issues? Book your appointment online or use the provided online scheduler now.
Chronic disease management is all-encompassing medical care regarding chronic illnesses — long-term diseases that aren’t curable. Although incurable, many chronic diseases are very manageable, and the right medical care can greatly enhance your health and quality of life.
Some of the many different diseases that can be part of a chronic disease management program at House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC include:
Many other diseases qualify for chronic disease management, so don’t hesitate to ask the team if you think you might need this type of help. Even if you have a chronic disease that’s currently asymptomatic, chronic disease management can help you to avoid developing issues later on.
The first step in chronic disease management is to establish a health baseline.
The House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC team fully reviews your medical history and conducts a complete medical evaluation, including a physical exam. You may need bloodwork and other types of disease screening tests as well.
Then, the team can prescribe any necessary medications, adjust your current disease management plan, or recommend other treatments that can improve your health and help you to avoid disease progression.
Regular check-ins with the team are a central facet of chronic disease management. These check-ins may happen virtually, in person, or even in your own home based on your personal needs.
During your check-ins, you discuss your health, your current health monitoring statistics (like blood sugar readings if you have diabetes), how your medication is working, and any issues or concerns you may have.
This approach allows you to stay on top of health issues while giving you all of the tools you need to prevent problems and improve your wellness.
Should you need a specialist for specific issues that arise with your chronic disease, the team coordinates your care by locating the best experts to handle your specific needs.
For flexible chronic disease management that’s all about your needs, call House Call Doctors of Pacific Northwest PLLC or use the online scheduling link now.