Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Sun City, AZ

If you have diabetes, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or another chronic condition, turn to The Maxwell Group in Sun City, Arizona. The skilled internal medicine team offers superior chronic disease management to minimize symptoms and reduce your risk of serious complications. Call the office to learn more or use the online booking tool today.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management at The Maxwell Group uses lifestyle changes and medical intervention, when necessary, to help properly manage a disease. Common chronic diseases that many older adults struggle with include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • COPD
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Hormone imbalance 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Other mental health challenges

When left untreated, these and other diseases may increase your risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other serious medical problems.

What are the benefits of chronic disease management?

The main benefit of chronic disease management at The Maxwell Group is a lower risk of serious health issues. You also experience fewer unpleasant symptoms, a longer life expectancy, and a better overall quality of life. 

The experts at The Maxwell Group specialize in internal medicine and have many years of experience caring for people of all ages, especially older adults.

Is chronic disease management right for me?

The Maxwell Group team reviews your symptoms and medical history to determine if you're a candidate for chronic disease management, or to determine which disease you may have. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may order diagnostics, such as blood tests, urine testing, imaging procedures, lung-function tests, or heart-function testing.

What are the types of chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management can include making lifestyle changes, taking medications, receiving respiratory care, or seeing a specialist.

It’s important to maintain an ideal body weight, eat nutritious foods, not smoke or drink excessive amounts of alcohol, reduce stress, and get regular exercise.

Taking medications is one of the most common ways to manage a chronic disease. Your provider may recommend over-the-counter or prescription medicines. They tailor each medication regimen to match your needs.

If you need breathing treatments, such as an inhaler, oxygen therapy, noninvasive at-home ventilation therapy, or pulmonary rehabilitation, your provider offers solutions that help you breathe easier.

If you have a serious or complex medical problem, The Maxwell Group team might refer you to a specialist.

To learn more about chronic disease management at The Maxwell Group, call the office or use the online booking tool today.