Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

Chronic diseases are long-term illnesses that affect your current and future health. The skilled internal medicine and family medicine practitioners at CN Internal Medicine provide chronic disease management, helping you take control of your chronic disease. Call the office in Alexandria or Lansdowne, Virginia, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about chronic disease management at the primary care practice. Telemedicine appointments are available.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is an illness that lasts a year or more and causes symptoms that require regular medical care. It affects how you live your life. Most chronic diseases can’t be cured, but they can be managed. CN Internal Medicine is a primary care practice with a team of internal medicine and family medicine practitioners specializing in diagnosing and managing chronic diseases like high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, and high cholesterol.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management refers to the ongoing medical care and monitoring you need to take control of your long-term health. Many chronic illnesses cause symptoms that affect your daily life or put you at risk of developing complications. Chronic disease management gives you the tools and support you need to manage your illness at home, reducing symptoms and preventing or delaying related health problems.

Who benefits from chronic disease management?

Anyone suffering from a chronic disease will benefit from chronic disease management. CN Internal Medicine provides chronic disease management to adults of all ages. They even offer a specialized diabetes management program that provides nutrition education, fitness guidance, and directions on how and when to check your blood glucose numbers at home.

What can I expect from chronic disease management?

You can expect comprehensive chronic disease management from the team at CN Internal Medicine. The specifics of your management plan depend on your diagnosis, symptoms, and related complications. However, the team spends time talking to you about your condition, how it affects your health, and the treatments that can help you manage it. CN Internal Medicine also provides remote patient monitoring that helps them track your health at home. This can include a blood pressure machine or blood glucose monitor that links to an app on your phone. The app sends your data directly to your CN Internal Medicine provider. The team uses the data from these monitoring devices to make quick adjustments to your treatment plan. They offer telemedicine visits to established patients. Telemedicine appointments allow you to remotely handle your follow-up chronic disease appointments, saving you time and money. The primary care practice maintains its own in-house lab, so there’s no need to go to another clinic for bloodwork. Call CN Internal Medicine today or schedule a chronic disease management appointment online.