An estimated 133 million people in the United States are living with a chronic disease. To help you stay in control of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, primary care physician Emmanuel Isaac, DO, specializes in chronic care management services at Isaac Medical Group. Dr. Isaac can diagnose and treat a variety of chronic diseases, and he tailors treatment plans to your individual needs. If you need help managing a chronic health condition, schedule a chronic care management consultation online or by calling the Deerfield Beach, Florida, office today.
The chronic care management services available at Isaac Medical Group focus on helping you manage the symptoms of chronic diseases like:
Dr. Isaac also focuses on reducing your risk for long-term health complications because of these diseases, so you can enjoy a high quality of life.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Isaac spends time reviewing your personal and family medical history, any symptoms you're having, and concerns you have about your health. He performs a physical exam, checking important details about your health such as your:
The Isaac Medical Group office is fully equipped for advanced diagnostic tests including blood work to evaluate your blood sugar levels and cholesterol. Dr. Isaac might also recommend a pulmonary function test to identify lung issues like COPD. This noninvasive test assesses how much air you can move in and out of your lungs.
Once he understands your health needs, Dr. Isaac customizes a treatment plan to help you manage chronic health issues in the long term.
Most chronic health conditions require lifelong care to reduce your risk for serious health complications and premature death.
Dr. Isaac works closely with you on a management plan that might involve:
Medications may be necessary to control your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, and stabilize your blood sugar levels. If you have COPD, you might also need inhaled medications to make breathing easier.
In addition to medications, changes to your diet can help you stay in control of conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol.
Dr. Isaac works with you to design meal plans that reduce your cholesterol and sugar intake. If you need to lose weight, he can also recommend a healthy, low-calorie diet. Often, weight loss makes it easier to manage chronic health conditions, especially type 2 diabetes.
Making changes to your life to reduce stress and ensure you get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day is an essential part of chronic disease management.
You can also expect to schedule routine follow-up visits at Isaac Medical Group, so Dr. Isaac can monitor your health. At these visits, you may need blood work and other diagnostic testing to ensure your treatment is working and your health needs are met.
To schedule a consultation to discuss your chronic care management needs, call Isaac Medical Group or book an appointment online today.