Chronic Illness Management in Bellingham, WA

Chuckanut Family Medicine’s physician offers chronic illness management in Bellingham, WA. For more information call us or visit us at 1401 6th Street Bellingham, WA 98225.

Chronic Illness Management in Bellingham, WA

Chuckanut Family Medicine Has a Top Doctor Who Specializes in Chronic Illness and Disease Management. For More Information, Contact Us or Visit Our Clinic Today at 1401 6th Street Bellingham, WA 98225.

Many Americans are living with a chronic illness, but not all of them are managing it as well as they could be. If you have a chronic illness and could use some assistance with managing it, then reach out to us here at Chuckanut Family Medicine. We provide chronic illness management in Bellingham, WA. We can help you maintain or regain the kind of lifestyle you want, so get in touch with us today.

What qualifies as a chronic illness?

A chronic illness is different from an everyday illness. Chronic illnesses can’t be so easily treated or managed because they’re complex and long-lasting. They likely won’t go away on their own. They can also be debilitating or disabling for a patient.

For some patients, it can be difficult to tell whether they have a chronic illness. Generally, what makes an illness chronic is if the illness has been lasting for over 3 months. If you believe you could have a chronic illness/condition, or if you know you have one, then you’ll require proper treatment and symptom management.

What are examples of chronic conditions?

There are many different conditions that could be considered chronic conditions, but there are several especially common chronic conditions. Some of these common ones include heart disease, cancer, depression, diabetes, kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, and others. All of these conditions have their own symptoms and require different methods of management.

What is chronic disease management?

Patients with chronic conditions and diseases simply can’t manage them on their own. These patients require the ongoing assistance of a healthcare professional. This assistance is chronic disease management which is the professional management of the symptoms of and risks involved with a chronic condition.

Chronic disease management requires regular visits with a healthcare professional, like a physician or a chronic condition specialist. It might also require regular visits with other professionals. For example, diabetes management requires regular visits with a physician/specialist as well as a podiatrist.

There are many different methods for chronic condition management. In fact, many simple lifestyle adjustments can make a big difference, such as dieting and regular exercise. But proper management also requires regular testing, as well as possibly medication and regular procedures. With diabetes, a patient can benefit from medication, insulin injections, and other management methods. With a condition like arthritis, a patient will benefit from physical therapy and many other techniques.

How can I get chronic illness management in Bellingham, WA?

Here at Chuckanut Family Medicine, we can help you with the management of your chronic condition. We can help your family members too, including seniors.

We are able to provide you with a number of services like lifestyle advice, exercise routines, regular testing, prescriptions for medications, referrals to see specialists, coordination with specialists and your physician, mental health services, blood tests, blood pressure tests, cholesterol tests, and many more. We’ll help you put together a truly comprehensive management plan that addresses your condition specifically and accommodates your lifestyle!

The first step is to reach out to us here at Chuckanut Family Medicine and tell us about your condition. You can call us directly or make a simple consultation with us online. When you’re ready to come in for your consultation, you’ll find our health center at 1401 6th Street Bellingham, WA 98225.

We look forward to seeing you soon here at Chuckanut Family Medicine!

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