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Chronic Care Management Specialist

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

Properly managing a chronic disease greatly reduces your risk of serious health problems, such as a heart attack or stroke. At Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Ronald Lester, MD, Judith Erickson, MD, and their exceptional team offer chronic care management to keep you as healthy as possible. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management includes medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a chronic disease, as well as regular follow-up care to monitor the condition.

Example of common chronic conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hormone problems

Kokoro Health & Wellness also offers postoperative and posthospitalization medicine and medical monitoring to minimize unpleasant symptoms and help you recover quickly.

What are the benefits of chronic care management?

Some of the many benefits associated with chronic care management at Kokoro Health & Wellness include:

  • Less pain
  • Fewer symptoms
  • Lower risks of complications
  • More energy
  • Improved well-being
  • Better quality of life

The Kokoro Health & Wellness team also offers remote patient monitoring for chronic diseases, allowing your provider to manage your condition without fewer in-person visits.

What happens during my appointment?

During your first office visit with Kokoro Health & Wellness, your specialist checks your blood pressure, pulse, and other vital signs. They assess your body weight and body mass index (BMI).

Your doctor discusses your symptoms, medications and supplements, and your medical history, including your family history of chronic diseases. They complete a physical examination to assess your overall health and may recommend you undergo blood or urine tests, asthma or allergy testing, bone density screening, or other diagnostic tests.

How can I properly manage a chronic disease?

Follow your Kokoro Health & Wellness specialist’s instructions to properly manage your chronic disease. They might suggest the following:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that can help prevent or help you better manage a disease include eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise and plenty of sleep, reducing stress, not smoking, and avoiding excessive alcohol. Your provider may recommend you take dietary supplements as part of a chronic disease management plan. 

Medications

Taking medications can help you properly manage high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, diabetes, or other chronic conditions. Medications often help lower your risk of serious complications. 

Remote patient monitoring

With remote patient monitoring, you receive appropriate tools for your condition, such as a Bluetooth-enabled glucose meter, pulse oximeter, weighing scale, or blood pressure monitor. These devices allow your Kokoro Health & Wellness provider to monitor these health parameters while you’re in the comfort of your home.

To receive exceptional, comprehensive chronic disease management, call the Kokoro Health & Wellness office or schedule an appointment online today.