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Chronic Disease Management Specialist

The Perdido Bay Medical Group

Family Practitioner & Primary Care located in Lillian, AL

Chronic disease management is an essential part of maximizing your length and quality of life. At The Perdido Bay Medical Group, patient-focused family medicine specialist Daniel Spriggs, MD, provides personalized chronic disease management. Dr. Spriggs sees patients in the Lillian, Alabama, office and also provides telemedicine and home visits if you can’t make it into the office. Book your visit online or by phone now.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is collaborative medical care in which you work closely with The Perdido Bay Medical Group team to address and manage the needs of your particular long-term illness. 

Although chronic diseases aren’t curable, you can control and manage your symptoms very effectively, ultimately improving your quality of life and possibly even helping you live longer.  

What diseases does chronic disease management cover?

Chronic disease management covers all types of chronic illness. Some of the conditions that The Perdido Bay Medical Group most often manages include:

  • Heart failure
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes

In general, chronic disease management focuses on diseases affecting adults, in particular geriatric adults. Many people who develop a chronic disease experience multiple health issues. 

For example, about 86% of people over age 65 with cognitive decline (an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease) have at least one chronic disease, and up to 39% of people with heart failure also have COPD.

Chronic disease management at The Perdido Bay Medical Group takes all of your health needs into account to give you well-rounded medical care that addresses each condition’s specific needs. 

How does chronic disease management work?

Chronic disease management usually includes multiple facets, including lifestyle changes, medication, health monitoring at home, and regular in-person care through office visits, home visits, and telemedicine. 

In-person visits are important because they include physical exams, testing, and medical treatments. The practice has private waiting rooms. Between those in-person visits, you stay connected with your health care team through the Chronic CareIQ system. 

This system helps you stay in constant contact with your health care team via email, text, or a smartphone app. You regularly answer a few questions on your phone, tablet, or computer, and this information helps the team monitor your health. 

Every chronic disease has specific questions to answer, and you’re also able to make notes of any changes or questions you may have. If the system notes worrisome health changes or potential issues, it instantly alerts The Perdido Bay Medical Group team so they can set up a time to see you in person. 

The Perdido Bay Medical Group provides the highest levels of responsiveness and personalized attention to ensure that you get the chronic condition care you need to thrive. If you need chronic disease management, call the office or use the provided scheduling link to make your appointment now.