Around 60% of American adults live with one chronic health condition, and nearly half have multiple chronic conditions. Board-certified internist Kishwar Shareef MD, PC, in Randolph, New Jersey, provides chronic care management for long-term health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. As a Medicare-selected provider, she works closely with a team of care health care professionals to promote your lasting health. In fact, Dr. Shareef’s patients experience fewer hospital visits because she works proactively with them to keep them healthy. To find out more, call or book a consultation online today.
Chronic diseases are generally conditions that last a year or longer and require ongoing care. Chronic conditions include:
Although cancer, heart disease, and diabetes are the leading causes of death in the U.S., chronic care management can help you live a long life with these conditions.
Engaging in certain behaviors can put you at greater risk for many chronic conditions. These behaviors include:
Poor nutrition may also raise your risk. In contrast, adults who eat a healthy diet not only live longer, they also have a lower risk of:
A nutritious diet also helps prevent complications and manage your chronic condition to promote optimal health.
Good preventive care is an excellent place to start to prevent chronic conditions or catch them early when they’re most treatable. Dr. Shareef offers preventive care and screening tests to assess your risk for cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. During your visit, she asks about your family history since many chronic conditions run in families.
Chronic care management is a collection of medical services designed for Medicare beneficiaries with more than one serious chronic health condition. Chronic care management is designed for complex health conditions that require multiple services and a team of doctors and specialists. Dr. Shareef is a Medicare-selected provider who offers chronic care management.
Research shows that having more than one chronic health condition can increase your risk for poor health outcomes and even death. Chronic care management works to improve your health by orchestrating your care through Dr. Shareef, who then communicates with the rest of your health care team.
Chronic care management can help with conditions such as:
If you have more than one serious chronic disease, find out if chronic care management is right for you. Call today or book a consultation online with Kishwar Shareef MD, PC.