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Chronic Care Management Specialists

Woodbridge Urgent Care

Primary Care Provider & Urgent Care Provider located in Woodbridge, VA

As many as 40 million Americans live with chronic health conditions that limit their daily activities. At Woodbridge Urgent Care, residents of Woodbridge, Virginia, and the surrounding areas have access to a team of highly skilled health professionals who offer outstanding chronic care management services. Learn more during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What are chronic diseases?

Virtually everyone will encounter some form of disease at some point in their lifetime. In many cases, these health issues arise quickly and, once treated, are no longer a problem. Some examples include strep throat, the flu, a respiratory infection, or even a heart attack.

Chronic diseases tend to develop more slowly and last for three months or longer. Some people develop multiple chronic diseases and struggle with those health issues for the rest of their lives.

Chronic disease can limit your quality of life. These challenges can keep you from earning a living, maintaining good overall health, and engaging in activities with friends and family. Chronic disease is also a public health issue that has a negative impact on the cost of health care and the nation’s productivity and economic health.

What are examples of chronic disease?

There are many different types of chronic disease. Some examples include:

  • Asthma
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Depression
  • Arthritis

This is far from a comprehensive list. There are numerous illnesses that are categorized as chronic diseases, many of which have a diverse set of symptoms.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is medical care focused on helping you improve your health, treat the root cause of your disease, and enjoy the highest possible quality of life. It’s a flexible mode of care that is tailored to suit your exact set of needs and can adapt as those needs change.

For example, a person diagnosed with type 2 diabetes might need help with weight loss and management to help them use insulin more effectively. They might also need an in-depth review of their existing medications to ensure that current medications won’t have an adverse effect on their diabetes treatment.

Improving your health is a process, especially when it comes to chronic disease. The team at Woodbridge Urgent Care partners with you to help you reach and maintain the highest possible level of health, no matter which chronic diseases you struggle with. Begin the process today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.