Chronic Disease Care Management
Chronic diseases are medical conditions that progress slowly and affect people for a prolonged period. The most common chronic illnesses include diabetes, respiratory diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. A problem with the body system causes chronic symptoms, including cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and gastrointestinal health issues. Long-term illnesses are the leading cause of disabilities and mortality worldwide accounting for over 50% of deaths annually. The burden of chronic diseases has increased substantially, resulting in economic constraints. Additionally, coping with chronic illnesses affects the patient’s emotional and mental health.
Goals of Chronic Diseases Management
Treating chronic diseases is challenging due to the lack of effective treatment. Fortunately, most chronic conditions and their symptoms can be managed easily to prevent complications and improve overall health. Chronic disease management involves a comprehensive intervention to help patients understand their condition and prevents health deterioration. Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale provides support and ongoing care to help individuals diagnosed with long-term medical illnesses manage their conditions. The cardiologist at Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale helps patients with chronic diseases. The facility has highly experienced providers offering comprehensive chronic disease care management.
The physicians are well-trained in the management of chronic care. They aim to improve quality of life, minimize symptoms and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations and deaths. The facility creates a comprehensive care plan tailored to patients’ needs and health goals to achieve these objectives. They encourage self-management and teach you how to deal with the symptoms. Besides, the facility will help you understand the care you will receive and develop a care plan to help you manage the condition.
A provider-patient partnership is a vital component of chronic disease management. Chronic disease management relies on support from health providers and patient involvement. Patients diagnosed with chronic diseases play a crucial role in managing the condition and changes in their health because they administer treatments at their homes.
Active involvement of patients allows integrated care approach, which improves patient-centered outcomes. Provider-patient partnership reduces the probability of deterioration caused by an unhealthy lifestyle. In this partnership, healthcare experts provide expertise and necessary resources while the patient actively participates in disease management.
Physicians at Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale believe that patient-provider partnership is essential in managing chronic diseases.
Patient-provider partnership provides an opportunity to educate patients to be actively involved in managing their health. Well-informed and empowered patients implement strategies to minimize symptoms and achieve positive health outcomes.
Health experts have recognized the benefits of dietary modification in managing chronic diseases. Chronic diseases require healthy lifestyle changes to manage the symptoms and prevent complications. Lifestyle modification improves lifestyle choices and chronic disease biomarkers, including glucose, lipoprotein, and weight. A healthy lifestyle corrects many factors that contribute to the onset and progression of chronic illnesses. Physical exercise, a healthy diet, and weight management can help you manage chronic conditions.
Poor lifestyle choices trigger and exacerbate chronic diseases. Therefore, lifestyle modification addresses the root causes of chronic illnesses. A therapeutic lifestyle change addresses exercise, diet, nutrients, and stress. A therapeutic lifestyle change program aims to equip you with skills and knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle, manage chronic conditions and correct the underlying causes. Lifestyle modification programs ingrain new habits in stress management, eating habits, and dietary choices.
An education program is effective in managing chronic diseases. Patients need to be educated on the importance of adhering to the treatment regimen and managing their conditions. Patient education aims to provide them with skills and self-efficacy to manage their chronic illnesses. Self-efficacy motivates patients to adhere to the necessary therapies and interventions to improve health outcomes.
Education help patients understand self-management tasks, including making health decisions, utilizing resources, and developing plans for changing health behavior. Empowerment motivates patients to monitor their progress and partner with the health providers to address any challenges they may encounter in managing the illness. Physicians at Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale are highly committed to educating patients diagnosed with chronic diseases.
The facility empowers patients with long-term conditions by providing health information and techniques to enhance self-care.Our physician will help you understand your chronic illness and strategies to manage the condition to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Di Pietro is always very helpful and will go out of her way to make sure I get the care needed. She is always accessible by phone should I have any questions, and she will follow up with me personally to make sure I am recovering well. Their office is very comfortable and has a home like feel. Much better than the normal doctor's office atmosphere. By far, the best doctor I have ever had!
Dr. Di Pietro has not only been a great physician for me, but also to my parents. My father had not seen a physician in over 30 years, and Dr. T made him feel at ease and calmly and comfortably walked him through everything he needed done. She has gone above and beyond many times for my family both in the office and in the hospital. Thank you!
Dr. Tiffany is a wonderful doctor full of positive energy and extremely warm hearted. Truly a blessing, I recommend her without any reservation.
This was my first visit to Dr. Di Pietro. I was greeted immediately and warmly. I found the Dr and her staff to be very helpful and friendly. I would have no hesitations in recommending Dr. Di Pietro.
I highly recommend this doctor. Her nurse/ receptionist was very polite and accomodating. Very welcoming and comfortable office. Dr. Tiffany made the visit very comfortable she has a beautiful personality that makes her bedside manner excellent. She doesn't leave until you have had all questions or concerns answered- you don't feel as though you're "just another patient" she makes you feel that she cares about people, something that sadly not all doctors share. I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
First time seeing Doctor Di Pietro, very informative and addressed my concerns. Followed up with me days after my visit to see how I was doing. Facility is clean and Dr. Di Pietro shows interest and care for her patients.
Dr. T rocks! She's a great Dr. and normal person. She's real, she's fun, and I love going to her office.
Love it here! First time I ever left a doctors office happy and optimistic! She listened to everything and went through each part and explained it and decided on a plan of care. She truly cares what happens to her patients and wants to help them. I left with a clear plan, steps to take on the road to getting better. I see her again in two months and i am looking forward to it! DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
I feel very fortunate to have found Dr. Di Pietro since I moved here 2 months ago. She provides helpful information in an honest, and straightforward manner. She genuinely cares about you and your health. I feel doctor's like this don't happen often.
I have arrived at both my visits early and was taken within 5-10 minutes ! Dr. Di Pietro explained the results of my tests so that I had a clear understanding of them. I felt she listened to what I had to say, it was a collaborative decision on my treatment.
She found a problem that may have saved my life. She is outstanding!
Excellent doctor. Crisp, fresh and practical approach to health care---medical needs. The office staff--Karina is fantastic and insures an effective and efficient exchange with the insurance company/financial side of the visit.