Chronic Disease Management

TeleMedicine Provider in Kentucky and Wyoming

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic disease management services help you reach your treatment goals with long-term illnesses that affect your health. Armstrong Telehealth LLC is a telehealth practice, offering chronic disease management and support from Nikki Armstrong, DNP, APRN, FNP-C. Book online today. 

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases are long-term illnesses that impact you for years, decades, or the rest of your life. While certain illnesses go into remission, many chronic conditions involve lifelong care coordinated by your primary care provider. 

While these conditions range significantly in how they impact your daily life, they all require ongoing care. Some common chronic illnesses are:

  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Psoriasis

Nikki collaborates with your primary care provider to provide follow-ups and help you stay on track with your treatment goals. She helps you identify factors in your lifestyle that may be contributing to or worsening your chronic disease. 

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is the care you receive for a long-term illness. It varies based on your diagnosis, symptoms, and any co-occurring illnesses. If you have multiple chronic diseases, Nikki and your primary care provider can treat them simultaneously.

While some chronic diseases are genetic or outside of your control, others stem from long-term behaviors and habits that impact your health. That includes smoking, malnutrition, and a sedentary lifestyle. Your chronic disease management plan includes recommended diet and behavior changes to mitigate symptoms and prevent other chronic illnesses.

Many chronic diseases also benefit from specific medications or hormones. Dr. Armstrong ensures you take your medications consistently and correctly during your telehealth appointments. She can also make any necessary adjustments to their dosages. 

What are the goals of chronic disease management?

The main objective of chronic disease management is to reduce your symptoms to improve your quality of life. Through dedicated lifestyle changes and medications, you can keep your symptoms to a minimum and enjoy life. Armstrong Telehealth LLC provides the consistent communication and support you need to stay on track. 

Nikki follows up with you after treatments and medication changes. She can help you set obtainable goals as you work toward the broader goal of experiencing a higher quality of life. 

For more information about telehealth services for chronic disease management, book an appointment online today.