Chronic Disease Management

Primary Care, Urgent Care and Mental Health located in Hoffman Estates, IL
Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Hoffman Estates, IL

Chronic disease management helps patients gain control over their disease and their life. At Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions, doctorally prepared nurse practitioner Dr. Kristina Passarelli, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, partners with patients for an elevated chronic disease management experience. From education about your condition to health goal-setting and streamlining your treatment plan, chronic disease management can help you be your healthiest and avoid visits to the emergency room. The practice offers office visits in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, telemedicine visits (Illinois, Arizona, and New York), and house calls. Call the office or book your appointment through online scheduling today. 

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is comprehensive medical care centered around your chronic disease or long-term condition. This type of care allows you to optimize your health and avoid disease progression. It can reduce your risk of hospitalization, emergency room visits, and serious health complications. 

I have a chronic condition. Do I need chronic disease management?

Most people with one or more chronic conditions can get great benefits from chronic disease management. Some of the conditions that chronic disease management can help with include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Stroke
  • Depression
  • Medical Marijuana Certification and recertification

If you’re at risk for (or currently have) multiple debilitating conditions, take several different medications, have a history of hospitalizations, or experience mobility challenges, chronic disease management could be particularly beneficial. 

Chronic disease management isn’t just for physical health conditions. It helps many people with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental and behavioral disorders to better reduce their stress levels and improve their mood, outlook, and behavior.

What does chronic disease management involve?

Dr. Passarelli tailors your chronic disease management to your individual needs. She spends time getting to know you and listens to your thoughts, feelings, and goals for your health so she can best craft a treatment approach for you. 

Chronic disease management is generally multifaceted. It typically includes:

  • Health monitoring (annual checkups, telemedicine, lab work, and more)
  • Education about your treatment plan
  • Education about your specific medications and supplements
  • Medication management, including refills and watching for drug interactions 
  • Help with setting health and wellness goals
  • Implementation of new approaches, like a healthy diet, losing weight, or quitting smoking
  • Coordination of home services like physical therapy, home nursing, or yoga
  • Arranging specialist care (endocrinologist, cardiologist, orthopedic surgeons, or others)

Ultimately, chronic disease management gives you control over your disease and your life. You’ll know what to expect, how to handle problems, and how to follow the path to better health. 

Office visits, telemedicine (in Illinois, Arizona, and New York), and even house calls are available in the Chicago area to help you manage your chronic condition, thrive, and live a long and active life. 

Call the Integrated Express Healthcare Solutions or click online booking to make your appointment now.