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Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Southwick, MA

Chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure are hard to manage when you don’t have the support you need. Jennifer Jordan, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, is an experienced board-certified family nurse practitioner providing chronic disease management at Jordan Healthcare Center in Southwick, Massachusetts. When it comes to patient care, Dr. Jordan focuses on you, not your disease. For patient-centered chronic disease management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease refers to any illness that lasts more than a year and requires routine medical care. About 60% of adults in the United States have at least one chronic disease. Some of the most common diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic lung disease

These types of illnesses not only require regular medical attention but also increase your risk of developing other health complications. 

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management focuses on helping you manage your long-term health condition to reduce symptoms, prevent or delay complications, and improve your quality of life. 

Dr. Jordan understands the toll a chronic health condition has on your physical and emotional well-being. At Jordan Healthcare Center, she practices advanced nursing. That means she focuses on you, not your disease or symptoms.

By providing care that focuses on your whole health, she helps you not only manage your disease but improve your overall health, well-being, and quality of life. 

Who needs chronic disease management?

If you have a chronic health condition, you need chronic disease management, especially if your illness affects how you live your life. 

Chronic disease management is all about helping you understand your health condition and the methods available for treatment. It also includes regular follow-up visits to monitor your health and the effectiveness of your treatment plan so Dr. Jordan can make adjustments as needed. 

Whether your diagnosis is recent or you’ve had your chronic illness for years, Dr. Jordan can provide the compassionate care you need. 

What can I expect during chronic disease management?

You can expect patient-centered care during chronic disease management at Jordan Healthcare Center. At your initial visit, Dr. Jordan spends a lot of time getting to know you, asking detailed questions about your daily routine, health concerns, the types of medications you take, and health goals.

She does a physical exam and runs lab work to get a baseline measure of your health. Dr. Jordan also spends time educating you about your illness and provides recommendations to help you gain control over your disease and your health. 

Dr. Jordan schedules regular follow-ups to monitor your health and provides additional support as needed. She also makes referrals to specialists when appropriate.

Jordan Healthcare Center also has group classes on healthy living, diabetes, hypertension, and insulin resistance. These classes give you an opportunity to learn self-management skills for your disease.

For compassionate chronic disease management, call Jordan Healthcare Center or schedule an appointment online today.