Having a chronic disease doesn’t have to get in the way of you living your life to the fullest. Our board-certified doctors work with each patient individually to ensure their chronic disease is handled in a way that suits their individual needs and lifestyle.
Common Chronic Conditions We Treat & Manage
Managing your chronic condition means more than just treating it. Our team of expert providers works with each patient on an individual basis, ensuring you get the comprehensive, high-quality care that both supports you and suits your current lifestyle.
At Family Practice Center, PC, we offer a full-spectrum of treatments for and management of chronic diseases. This includes emotional support in the form of counseling services and thorough patient education, so you can be prepared for your next flare up or any changes in your condition that may be beyond your control.
Common chronic diseases we help manage at Family Practice Center, PC include the following:
Diabetes type I and diabetes type II are different, but they affect the body in similar ways. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed with your condition or need more support in your treatment, the providers at Family Practice Center, PC are here to help. We can provide you with assistance in using your continuous glucose monitor and insulin pump, help improve your diet and nutrition, teach you how to incorporate exercise into your life, and more.
Patients with high cholesterol may think their treatment is as easy as taking medication. While that may be the case for some, other patients may have a harder time managing their cholesterol levels in the long-term. Our providers can set you up with a healthy nutrition plan, educational materials, and more to ensure you’re on the path to good health.
Heart disease can cause patients to suffer a wide range of problems, including dizziness, chest pain, and lightheadedness. When you manage your heart disease, you also manage these symptoms. Let our providers help educate you on your heart disease, so you can treat it at its source. Our providers may also offer nutritional counseling as part of your chronic disease management plan.
COPD is a condition that affects the lungs and is common among patients who smoke. If you have been diagnosed with COPD and are unsure where to start your treatment, come see our doctors. They’ll provide you with education on your condition, help you use your inhaler or lung therapy properly, and even provide you with health maintenance services to help you stop smoking.
Asthma is a condition that affects adults and children alike. While your lifestyle may have been modified due to your asthma, it doesn’t have to get in the way of you enjoying your favorite physical activities. Our doctors can aid you in using your inhaler, teach your children how to correctly use their inhaler, and more.
Arthritis is a condition that affects the joints. While it typically affects the hands, it can also affect joints in the hips, knees, and more. Taking care of your arthritis means tracking its progression. Our team of expert providers can help you track your arthritis with diagnostic imaging services, like X-rays and CT scans. We may also suggest physical therapy for additional support.
Osteoporosis is a progressive degenerative disease that affects the density of the bones in the body. Like with arthritis, staying ahead of your osteoporosis means tracking its progression, in addition your regular treatments. Our expert team of doctors can provide you with regular bone density scans to help you treat your condition accordingly and stay ahead of its progression.
Obesity is as much an emotional disease as it is a physical one. For that reason, our chronic disease management providers may suggest you take part in our counseling services in addition to the nutrition counseling, exercise guidance, and other weight management services we offer.
Chronic Disease Management in Central Pennsylvania
Living with a chronic condition doesn’t have to mean sacrificing what you love to do in life. We are proud to offer a wide range of chronic disease management services to men, women, and children in Central Pennsylvania. If you have any questions, we encourage you to call the office location nearest you, or make an appointment using our convenient online appointment request form.