St Mary’s Family Clinic

Chronic Diseases

A Private Medical Practice & Adults and Pediatrics located in Carrollton , TX

Chronic Diseases

Chronic Diseases services offered in Carrollton , TX

Six in 10 adults in the United States have a chronic disease. To help you manage chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, or lung disease, St. Mary’s Family Clinic offers comprehensive chronic disease management services. The practice personalizes a care plan to keep your chronic disease under control. Even if you don’t have insurance, St. Mary’s Family Clinic helps you manage your condition through a flexible payment plan. Call the office in Carrollton, Texas, to schedule an in-office or virtual consultation for chronic diseases, or book an appointment online today.

Chronic Diseases Q&A

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases are medical conditions that last a year or longer and require ongoing medical care to prevent health complications. Most are irreversible and last a lifetime.

Common chronic diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung disease
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Cardiovascular disease

These conditions can increase your overall health care costs and shorten your lifespan if you don’t treat them properly.

St. Mary’s Family Clinic offers chronic disease management as part of its primary care services to keep your condition well controlled and lower your risk for complications or premature death. The practice also offers free blood pressure checks on a walk-in basis to keep track of your blood pressure between appointments.

Customized treatment plans focus on reducing any symptoms you have and slowing down the progression of the disease.

What causes chronic diseases?

Some chronic diseases result from genetic or environmental factors. There are also many chronic diseases that develop due to poor lifestyle choices, such as:

  • Tobacco use
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Excessive alcohol use
  • Lack of good nutrition

Obesity can also contribute to chronic diseases like arthritis. Arthritis is a disease that can lead to chronic pain and disability, and any excess pressure body weight puts on your joints can exacerbate the condition.

St. Mary’s Family Clinic provides routine screenings for chronic diseases to identify heart disease or diabetes in the earliest stages before you have symptoms. You may benefit from routine screenings if you have a family history of a chronic disease or other risk factors.

How do I manage chronic diseases?

St. Mary’s Family Clinic offers comprehensive management services for chronic diseases, including diagnostic lab testing and virtual follow-up appointments. The practice takes a holistic and integrative approach to managing your disease, so you can enjoy a long, healthy life.

Depending on the chronic disease you have, your treatment plan may include:

  • Ozempic® weight loss
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Daily exercise plan
  • Medications
  • Insulin

St. Mary’s Family Clinic offers appointments virtually and after-hours, so you can avoid expensive emergency room visits if you have a complication. You can expect to schedule routine visits to ensure your treatment plan is working and your condition is under control.

Many chronic diseases require ongoing care for the rest of your life. St. Mary’s Family Clinic continues to monitor your health and updates your treatment plan as needed to keep you healthy and active.

Call St. Mary’s Family Clinic to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for chronic diseases or book a consultation online today.