Chronic Disease Care Specialist

Abilene Family Medical Associates

Family Medicine Physicians located in Abilene, Texas

Managing a chronic health condition requires the expertise of providers like the team at Abilene Family Medical Associates in Abilene, Texas. You can expect comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for chronic conditions like diabetes, asthma, and allergies. In-house testing services, including bloodwork, make it convenient for you to effectively and consistently manage your health. Learn more about available services for managing a chronic health condition by calling Abilene Family Medical Associates or scheduling an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Care Q & A

What chronic health conditions can be treated?

The providers at Abilene Family Medical Associates offers chronic care management services for a variety of long-term health conditions, including:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Your provider can also diagnose and help you manage chronic mental health issues, including depression and anxiety.

What can I expect during a consultation for a chronic health condition?

If you have an existing health condition and need help managing your symptoms or treatment, your Abilene Family Medical Associates provider first confirms your diagnosis.

Initially, they may perform a comprehensive physical exam and order diagnostic bloodwork orother testing to confirm your condition or rule out other conditions. If you already use medications or other therapies for treatment, your provider reviews the details to determine if they’re right for you.

If your provider diagnoses a new condition during your annual wellness exam or well-woman visit, they create a customized treatment plan that caters to your specific needs. You can expect to have follow-up appointments that allow your provider to monitor the progress of your treatment and ensure your condition is well-managed.

What chronic care services are available?

Your Abilene Family Medical Associates provider offers consistent, customized care to ensure your symptoms and condition are well-controlled for the long term. With the convenience of an on-site laboratory, you can expect fast, accurate results for your initial diagnosis and follow-up testing.

Depending on the nature of your condition, your provider may recommend follow-up visits in addition to a wellness exam once a year. During these visits, your provider reviews any new symptoms and may perform testing to determine how well treatment is working for you.

For many conditions, use of medications may be necessary. Your provider works closely with you to monitor how well these medicines are working and may adjust your dosages during your appointment. Your provider can also refer you for further treatment with a specialist to help you better manage serious health conditions like cancer or arthritis.

If you’re looking for high-quality, consistent care for a chronic health condition, call Abilene Family Medical Associates or schedule an appointment online today.