Acute And Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Parkway Medical

Internists & Primary Care Practice located in Glen Burnie, MD

If you have an acute or chronic disease, including heart disease or diabetes, it’s important to build a lasting relationship with an experienced physician. At Parkway Medical in Glen Burnie, Maryland, the practice’s dedicated practitioners offer comprehensive acute and chronic disease management care. Take control of your health today by scheduling an evaluation online. You can also call the clinic to book.

Acute and Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What are the most common chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases tend to develop gradually over time. In some cases though, they can have a sudden onset (acute illness), possibly due to a viral or bacterial infection. In any case, unmanaged chronic diseases can start causing problems with vital organs and may even lower your quality of life.

Some of the most common acute and chronic diseases and conditions that your primary care physician can diagnose and manage include:

  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension

While some chronic conditions occur because they run in your family, in many cases, chronic diseases develop because of obesity or being overweight.

How are chronic diseases diagnosed?

Your dedicated primary care practitioner at Parkway Medical wants to see you at least once a year for routine check-ups. Even if you’re generally healthy, annual visits allow your physician to monitor your overall health and check for early warning signs of chronic disease. Diagnosing chronic diseases may involve:

  • Head-to-toe examinations
  • Evaluation of symptoms
  • Blood draw or urinalysis
  • Family medical history evaluation
  • X-ray or ultrasound imaging

If you have a confirmed diagnosis, your primary care physician may want to see you more frequently — possibly 2-3 times per year — to help manage your condition.

How are chronic diseases treated?

Treating and managing acute and chronic diseases depends on your overall health, chronic disease risk factors, and severity of your condition. The team at Parkway Medical offers individualized and comprehensive acute and chronic disease management care that may involve:

  • Regular check-ins
  • Dietary and nutrition counseling
  • Prescription medicine management
  • Weight loss management

While no cure exists for many chronic diseases, including diabetes, long-term ailments can certainly be managed, so you can go on to live a long, healthy life. If needed, your dedicated primary care physician at Parkway Medical can even work closely with your nearby specialist — such as your cardiologist — to ensure you get the well-rounded care you need.

Learn more about acute and chronic disease management services offered at Parkway Medical by scheduling an evaluation. You can either request a visit online or call the office directly.