Family Medicine ServicesChronic Disease Management
The probability of acquiring a chronic condition greatly increases as people get older. Additionally, environmental and lifestyle factors can cause different chronic diseases. More than 40% of the North American population has at least one chronic disease. Ontario faces increasing challenges in managing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, osteoporosis, asthma, back problems, chronic depression and arthritis.
Chronic disease management is a pro-active, planned, integrated approach that addresses disease in its early stage, and may prevent disease progression and reduce potential health complications. We believe that chronic disease can be prevented or detected early and effectively managed to avoid long term consequences. Managing a chronic condition requires united efforts of both the physician's care with patient's self-care. We encourage you to follow a healthy and active lifestyle. Regular physical activity, balanced diet and mental health constitute a crucial part of any medical issue management.
- Helpful information that encourages patients to better understand and manage their health issues
- Assessment and management of patients' condition promptly and on a regular basis
- Coordination of care between multiple specialists
- Assistance in developing the personal skills necessary to stay healthy