Consider chronic care management if you’re among the more than 131 million Americans with an incurable illness. At B Med Mobile Service, a mobile medical office in Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, concierge medicine doctor Yolanda Bryant, MD, offers chronic care management to teenagers and adults. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), or hyperthyroidism, Dr. Bryant can reduce your risk of complications and improve your quality of life. Call the mobile office today to schedule a chronic care management consultation, or book your appointment online.
Chronic care management is a family medicine subspecialty that diagnoses and treats long-term or incurable illnesses. Enrolling in chronic care management can prevent the condition from getting worse and control its symptoms.
At B Med Mobile Service, Dr. Bryant uses chronic care management to treat various illnesses, including:
Diabetes is a chronic illness that causes your blood sugar to rise to a dangerous level. If your blood sugar stays high for too long, it increases your risk of more severe health problems, including nerve damage, poor circulation, and slow-healing wounds.
Dr. Bryant treats all forms of diabetes, including Type 1, Type 2, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes.
High blood pressure is diagnosed when the force of the blood pumping against the walls of your blood vessels stays higher than normal. Without treatment, high blood pressure raises your risk of a cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke.
Hyperthyroidism means your thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. That increases your metabolism, resulting in weight loss, anxiety, and an irregular heartbeat.
When your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones, you have hypothyroidism. Without an adequate level of hormones, you can experience uncomfortable symptoms, including temperature fluctuations, depression, and fatigue.
At B Med Mobile Service, chronic care management begins with reviewing your medical records and discussing your symptoms. This includes when your symptoms started and if they respond to at-home treatments.
Next, Dr. Bryant completes a physical exam and orders lab work, including blood tests and urinalysis. She might also order diagnostic imaging, like X-rays or an ultrasound.
How a chronic illness is treated depends on various things, including your age, how severe the illness is, and its effect on your quality of life. Dr. Bryant takes a conservative and patient-centered approach whenever possible. That often includes:
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Call B Med Mobile Service today to learn more about chronic care management, or click the online booking feature to make your appointment.