When you have a chronic disease or condition, responsive care is essential to protect your health and improve your quality of life. Toni Orum, APRN, FNP-C, is a longtime family nurse practitioner who has extensive experience in family medicine and medical weight loss, ensuring you receive the comprehensive care you deserve at Zorumske Family Practice in Sheridan, Wyoming. For individualized chronic care management that focuses on your specific needs, call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online.
Chronic care management is a type of long-term care that minimizes the symptoms and progression of diseases if they linger for a year or more. Many of these conditions last a lifetime and require ongoing care.
If you have a chronic care management plan, it’s easier to identify early signs of progression and treat them promptly.
Zorumske Family Practice provides comprehensive care for many chronic diseases, including:
Diabetes develops when your body doesn’t produce insulin or doesn’t use it efficiently. Insulin is a hormone your pancreas produces to regulate blood sugar, and it travels through your bloodstream to your body’s cells, which use it for energy. Without insulin, the sugar builds up in the blood instead of moving into the cells.
Not only does this damage the blood vessels, it also prevents your organs and tissues from receiving adequate energy.
Hypertension is long-term high blood pressure. Consistently high blood pressure means the force of blood against your artery walls is too strong. Without treatment, hypertension can weaken your blood vessels, increasing your risk of stroke and other health complications.
Cholesterol is a waxy component in your blood. While necessary for building cells, too much cholesterol can stick to your artery walls and restrict healthy blood flow.
Arthritis is any disease that causes joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis, the most common type, causes the cartilage around your joints to break down. The second most common type, rheumatoid arthritis, affects the synovial lining inside the joints.
Chronic disease management is an individualized process that provides comprehensive care, support, and resources for your specific condition. Toni tailors your plan to address your specific needs and help you achieve long-term health and wellness. Your plan may include:
Investing in chronic care management can slow your condition’s progression as you age. Toni can adjust your plan at any time to accommodate any changes in your health status, treatment needs, or personal goals.
To prevent, diagnose, and treat a chronic disease, call Toni at Zorumske Family Practice or schedule an appointment online today.