Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions effective November 1.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

Chronic Disease Management

Our providers are highly trained in chronic disease management and helping patients control health problems that could become serious if not given the proper attention. Fortunately, with the proper guidance, chronic disease management can help you feel better and improve your overall health. Please let your physician know if you suffer from any of the following chronic health conditions. Once you are diagnosed, our chronic disease management physicians will help you develop a comprehensive plan to get your health back on track.

  • Hypertension Management
    High blood pressure, which occurs when your blood presses too hard against the walls of your blood vessels, can cause serious health problems such as heart disease, health failure, stroke or organ damage. Our family physicians can help patients manage high blood pressure with modifications to diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices.
  • Diabetes Management
    Whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, managing your blood sugar and other risk factors for heart disease are important for your overall health. We provide valuable tips for managing your diabetes, and help you regulate your medications to ensure you are feeling your best.
  • High Cholesterol Management
    Keeping your cholesterol in check is important since high cholesterol is a common risk factor for heart disease. Our physicians can help you understand your cholesterol numbers, as well as how to manage good cholesterol and bad cholesterol for optimum overall health.
  • Heart Disease Management
    Heart disease is a common but serious medical condition and serves as the most common cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Our physicians at can help you manage heart disease through regular check-ups, medical therapy and lifestyle coaching.
  • Thyroid Disease Management: Hypothyroidism
    There are numerous conditions that impact the thyroid gland, which helps the body control metabolism. Whether you suffer from hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism or another condition associated with the thyroid, managing the disease is an important part of your overall health. Our team can help you keep thyroid disease in control and help you regain energy and strength through chronic disease management.
  • Depression Management
    Millions of Americans suffer from depression each year and many go without treatment. We can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of depression, with both medical therapy and/or referrals for alternative therapies such as psychological counseling, acupuncture, yoga, etc.
  • Stress and/or Anxiety Management
    Managing stress and anxiety can help prevent other health conditions such as heart disease (link) and depression (link). Whether you suffer from too much stress at home or work, or general anxiety disorder, our physicians can provide the medical guidance to get you feeling your best again.
  • Insomnia Management
    Patients who suffer from insomnia may have trouble concentrating or carrying out regular daily activities. Since prolonged insomnia can be caused by other health conditions such as depression (link), anxiety (link) or hyperthyroidism (link), it's important to talk to your doctor about your inability to fall asleep. Our physicians can help patients manage insomnia for better overall health.

Benefits of Chronic Disease Management
Our chronic disease management physicians can help you improve your health and reduce risk factors for other serious conditions.

 

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