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Chronic Disease Management

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic -  - Primary Care Provider

LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic

Primary Care Provider & COVID Testing located in Rockville, MD

When you have a long-term illness, it's essential you have a trusted provider who can offer quality chronic disease management. Malvis Tamon, DNP, of LJ Medical Health and Wellness Clinic offers expert medical management for adults with chronic disease in and around Rockville, Maryland. Whether you suffer from diabetes, high blood pressure, or thyroid disease, she can provide long-term support and care. For chronic disease management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management? 

Chronic disease management is an area of primary health care that focuses on ongoing support and treatment for patients with long-term illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), six in 10 Americans suffer from a chronic illness, and four in 10 suffer from more than one chronic health problem.

The CDC defines a chronic disease as an illness that lasts a year or more and requires long-term treatment or limits your daily activities or both. 

The purpose of chronic disease management is to: 

  • Control symptoms or flares
  • Prevent progression of a chronic condition
  • Maximize your quality of life
  • Reduce potential complications 
  • Lower associated risks for developing other conditions

Dr. Tamon strives to support you and your family as you learn to live with your symptoms and remain as healthy and active as possible throughout your life. She believes that a chronic disease should not rule your life, and comprehensive management can help ensure that it doesn't. 

Do I need chronic disease management? 

You may need chronic disease management if you have an illness such as: 

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Asthma
  • Sleep apnea
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Kidney disease

According to the CDC, the four most significant risk factors associated with chronic disease are smoking or tobacco use, poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, and excessive alcohol use. Other risk factors include obesity, family history, and advancing age. 

What does chronic disease management entail? 

Chronic disease management at LJ Medical Health and Wellness involves long-term support, education, and monitoring. They provide services that equip and empower you to make the best health choices you can throughout your life. 

Services that support chronic disease management include:

  • Annual physicals 
  • Medication management
  • Laboratory testing
  • Referral management
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight management
  • Urgent care visits 
  • Blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring
  • Health screenings, including for cholesterol and cancer
  • Education and connection to community resources

For many people, chronic disease management involves multiple providers and expert coordination between specialties. As your primary care provider, Dr. Tamon oversees your health care team. She sees the whole picture of your health and ensures that you’re getting the best care possible for the long term. 

For comprehensive chronic disease management, call the office or schedule an appointment online with LJ Medical Health and Wellness today.