If you're living with diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol, chronic disease management can prevent your symptoms from getting worse and causing more severe health problems. At Tailored MD in San Antonio, Texas, direct primary care physician C. Wes Clements III, MD, proudly offers a wide range of chronic disease management services on-site, providing a one-stop-shop for all of your primary care needs. To request your appointment today, call the office or request an appointment online.
Chronic illness is a medical term used to describe long-term health problems that usually aren't curable. However, by diagnosing chronic illness early on, it's possible to manage and prevent more serious complications in the future.
Chronic disease management is a branch of healthcare focused on diagnosing, treating, and managing chronic illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. By participating in chronic disease management, you can lower your risk of serious health problems, including heart disease, certain types of cancer, amputation, and premature death.
Not all primary care physicians offer a full suite of chronic disease management services. At Tailored MD, you can access treatment for all types of chronic diseases, allowing you to address all of your medical needs in one place. This saves you time and the hassle of having to see various specialists.
At Tailored MD, Dr. Clements offers a wide range of chronic disease management services, including diagnosis and treatment of:
Diabetes is a blanket term used to describe a group of diseases characterized by high blood sugar. If your blood sugar levels are too high for an extended period of time, you run the risk of heart disease, slow-healing wounds, and permanent nerve damage.
Hypertension and high cholesterol are two of the most common heart-related health problems. Left untreated, they increase your risk of a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke. Lifestyle changes and medication can safely and effectively address both of these problems.
Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland responsible for regulating your metabolism and other important bodily functions. If it produces too little or too much thyroid hormone, you're more likely to experience heart problems and other health complications.
Everyone feels sad on occasion, but if you regularly feel lost, hopeless, or generally down, it could point to depression. Fortunately, you don't have to suffer alone. The providers at Tailored MD regularly work with patients to minimize depressive symptoms and improve mental health.
If you're overweight, you're also more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Weight management can help you shed pounds and keep them off once and for all.
To request your chronic disease management appointment at Tailored MD today, call the office or book one online at your convenience.