LTH Family Medicine

Chronic Disease Management

Family Medicine & Weight Loss located in Desoto, TX

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease are the leading cause of disability in the United States. LTH Family Medicine offers comprehensive chronic disease management services to lower your risk for life-threatening complications and preserve the quality of your life. Board-certified family nurse practitioner Kashaelyn Hollins-Henderson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, offers in-home and telemedicine services to diagnose underlying diseases. Kashaelyn tailors a treatment plan to your individual needs to optimize your health and support your long-term wellness. Call the Desoto, Texas, office today to schedule a chronic disease management consultation or book an appointment online.

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is a focus of health care that helps you manage diseases that persist for a year or longer and require ongoing medical supervision.

Risk factors for chronic disease increase with age. You might also be at a higher risk for chronic disease if you’re overweight, have a family history of disease, or engage in unhealthy lifestyle habits like poor diet or smoking.

LTH Family Medicine offers chronic disease management services for adults aged 18 and over. Kashaelyn meets with you in your home or through the online telemedicine platform to monitor your overall wellness and ensure you’re managing a chronic health condition properly.

Why would I need chronic disease management?

You can benefit from the chronic disease management services available at LTH Family Medicine if you have one or more chronic diseases like:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)

Through chronic disease management, Kashaelyn provides the medical evaluations and guidance you need to live a physically active, healthy life. She also works closely with you on a treatment plan to manage any symptoms you have and prevent the condition from worsening.

What can I expect during my chronic disease management consultation?

During your first in-home or telemedicine visit, Kashaelyn reviews your personal and family medical histories, current health, and any symptoms you experience. She may also take a sample of your blood or request other lab work to assess your overall wellness.

Kashaelyn prescribes the medications you need to manage diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic health conditions. She can also recommend the diet and lifestyle changes you need to make to stay healthy and lower your risk for chronic disease complications.

LTH Family Medicine also offers customized weight loss programs to help you achieve a healthy weight and lower your risk for obesity-related chronic diseases.

You can expect to schedule frequent follow-up visits online or in your home so Kashaelyn can monitor the effectiveness of your treatment. She may order routine bloodwork or other lab tests and can adjust your medications as needed. Kashaelyn can also refer you to a specialist if you require additional medical care.

Call LTH Family Medicine today to schedule a telemedicine or in-home chronic disease management consultation or book an appointment online.