Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Calabasas, CA

With about 60% of Americans now living with at least one chronic disease, chronic disease management is an integral part of life for many people. At Calabasas Medicine Group, the team led by Sagi Cohen, MD, and Nathan Alyesh, MD, focuses on highly customized chronic disease management through their concierge medicine program. The program gives you constant support and easy access to your physicians as you learn how to control your disease, manage problems, and live a healthy life. Call the Calabasas, California, office or book your appointment online now. 

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Generally, a chronic disease is defined as one that lasts one year or longer and requires ongoing medical care or restricts your daily activities. 

There are a wide array of chronic diseases, but they all have one thing in common: they can severely disrupt your life if you don’t stay on top of your health. Chronic disease management allows you to do just that. 

This type of medical care helps you manage your health needs, live with long-term diseases, and improve your quality of life.

What do chronic disease management visits include?

At Calabasas Medicine Group, chronic disease management encompasses full-spectrum care for your chronic disease. This includes:

  • Physical exams
  • Education about your disease
  • Medication management
  • Preventive medicine 
  • Functional medicine testing
  • Echocardiograms and other ultrasound tests
  • Nutrition guidance
  • Weight loss guidance
  • Immunizations
  • Disease-specific care
  • Coordination of care with specialists

Calabasas Medicine Group is a concierge medicine practice, so they have a unique approach to chronic disease management. Paying a concierge fee gives you broader access to highly customized medical care, allowing for a degree of skilled disease management that many patients never experience at other practices. 

You’ll have access to phone, email, and text contact with the team at all times so you can get advice, ask questions, and schedule visits. Your office visits are still billed to your insurance provider, and visits are always unhurried. The concierge program also gives you priority (usually same-day) care.

I have diabetes. Do I need chronic disease management?

Yes, all people with diabetes need chronic disease management. When you don’t keep your blood sugar levels in check and aren’t aware of the damage diabetes can do to your body, you could end up with severe complications like non-healing ulcers, vision loss, and loss of mobility.

But, diabetes is only one of the chronic diseases common among Americans. All chronic diseases require ongoing care. Other common examples of chronic disease include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Migraines
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease 

Although every chronic disease has unique effects, these diseases can all disrupt your enjoyment of life if untreated. Chronic disease management gives you the tools to cope with your disease and live your best life. 

Calabasas Medicine Group is your partner in living a healthy life. Call the office or click the online booking tool now.