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Chronic Disease Management

Beacon Family Health Care

Board Certified Family Physicians located in Austin, TX

Nearly 1 in 2 adults in the United States and 25% of children ages 2-8 live with a chronic disease. This can be challenging for family members to live a happy, normal lifestyle. At Beacon Family Health Care, Erica Swegler, MD, offers chronic disease management to help patients cope and manage their chronic symptoms. To learn more, call the Austin, Texas, office or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a condition that lasts for more than a year and often needs continual medical management. Patients suffering from a chronic disease can suffer from symptoms that can affect their daily activities and well-being.

Whether you are taking care of your own chronic disease or treating a child or another family member, getting an accurate diagnosis and supportive treatment is crucial.

Chronic diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol)
  • Obesity
  • Uncomplicated Depression and Anxiety
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

If you believe that you or someone in your family is suffering from a chronic disease, reach out to Beacon Family Health Care today for diagnosis and treatment.

What does chronic disease management entail?

Beacon Family Health Care offers chronic disease management to patients of all ages. This treatment option provides patients with healthy habits and treatments they can use at home to cope with their condition. Treatments are on-going and long-lasting, and they depend upon the patient’s individual needs.

Beacon Family Health Care offers chronic disease management services including:

  • Appointments to educate patients about their disease
  • Treatment plans for self-management of symptoms
  • Coaching on medication practices
  • Support for improved mental health practices
  • Community resources

If you would like to discuss treatment options for your chronic disease, the team offers tailored management plans for each patient.

Why is chronic disease management beneficial?

Chronic disease symptoms can often be eased with a supportive treatment plan, which can also prevent disease. Whether you’re on a plan to manage diabetes, heart disease, or obesity, providing structure to your health is incredibly beneficial.

Children also benefit from chronic disease support as it inspires healthy habits they can carry into adulthood. Improved nutrition, exercise, and sleep along with other healthy choices can lead to:

  • Reduced symptoms
  • Reduced doctor and hospital appointments
  • Preventive measures that improve disease symptoms 
  • Improved mental and physical health

To learn more about chronic disease management services offered, reach out to Beacon Family Health Care today by phone or online to book an appointment.