Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management services offered in Queens, Maspeth, Lower Manhattan, New York, Brooklyn and Flushing, NY

If you have an ongoing illness or disease, effective medical management is vital to help you avoid worrisome complications.  At LocalMD offices in Queens, New York City, Flushing, and Brooklyn, NY, board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners offer chronic care management to help you achieve or maintain superior health. Call the LocalMD office to schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management at LocalMD includes lifestyle changes, medications if needed, or other treatments that reduce bothersome symptoms of chronic (ongoing) medical conditions. The skilled experts also screen for potential new medical conditions if you’re at risk of developing one or experiencing unusual symptoms. 

Who benefits from chronic care management?

The LocalMD experts have years of experience treating patients struggling with various diseases, including

  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Allergies
  • Asthma 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Other hormone imbalances
  • Chronic pain

Proper disease management maximizes your quality of life by reducing pain, stiffness, fatigue, and the risk of complications like a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, and organ damage.

Do I need chronic care management?

Your LocalMD provider determines if you have a chronic condition based on your medical history, symptoms, body mass index (BMI), vital signs, and a physical exam. 

Additional tests they may order include urine testing, blood tests, lung or heart function tests, allergy testing, X-rays, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures. Such tests help confirm a diagnosis and determine which treatment plan is best.  

What should I expect during chronic care management?

Your chronic care management plan may include the following:

  • Exercise and diet changes
  • Stress reduction
  • Additional healthy lifestyle changes
  • Medically supervised weight loss
  • Dietary supplements
  • Hormone replacement therapy 
  • Psychotherapy 
  • Medication management
  • Injections
  • Inhalers
  • Other breathing treatments 
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management 
  • Specialist referrals

Your LocalMD provider offers medication prescriptions and refills if necessary to manage symptoms or complications associated with a chronic disease. 

How often should I see my provider for chronic care management?

Your LocalMD provider lets you know when to schedule your next follow-up visit, which may include a vital sign check, weigh-in, symptoms review, labwork, or additional diagnostic testing. You might see a specialist monthly, every few months, yearly, or as needed.

If necessary, your provider can alter your treatment plan, refer you to another specialist, or renew your medication prescriptions. Don’t hesitate to call the office with concerns or questions at any time.

Call the office to schedule an in-person or virtual chronic care management visit at LocalMD, or use the online booking feature today.