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Chronic Care Management

The Doc's Here

Azra Hussaini, MD FACP

House Call & Telemedicine located in Catonsville, MD

Chronic illnesses can be exhausting and hard to manage. If you’ve become discouraged with your poor health, or you’d just like help improving your personal care plan, turn to chronic care management with The Doc’s Here, led by Azra Hussaini, MD, FACP, in Brooklandville, Maryland. Chronic care management with The Doc’s Here offers you an action plan for managing your illnesses and as well as a lifetime of support. Dr. Hussaini will do a whole patient evaluation where she assesses and listens to everything, and your most important issue will be addressed right away. To learn more, book a consultation online or over the phone today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management is an individualized care strategy devised to keep you as healthy as possible as you manage one or more chronic conditions. 

Chronic conditions, or chronic diseases, are diseases that persist for at least one year and require ongoing medical support. Chronic conditions also frequently limit daily tasks and activities.

What conditions can you treat with chronic care management?

The Doc’s Here provides chronic care management for a wide range of mental and physical chronic conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • High cholesterol
  • Autoimmune diseases like lupus
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Grief

The practice also offers chronic care management for eating disorders, including highly specialized healthy eating plans that take into account the whole patient. 

How does chronic care management work?

Chronic care management works using a number of important steps, starting with a visit with The Doc’s Here. During your consultation, Dr. Hussaini takes some time to get to know you and your goals for treatment. Then, she puts together your care plan based on factors such as:

  • Your personal and family medical history
  • The nature of your symptoms and their impact on your everyday life 
  • Your diet
  • Your activity and exercise level
  • Whether or not you use tobacco
  • Your support system

Your care plan is an action plan that outlines your health-related goals and how to reach them. Examples of goals the practice may develop for you include:

  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Reduced blood sugar levels
  • Improved flexibility or mobility
  • Renewed interest in hobbies
  • Reduced pain 
  • Better breathing
  • Weight loss

To help you achieve your goals, your care plan details lifestyle changes such as exercise regimens, meal planning, medication changes, smoking cessation, checkup scheduling, and social service recommendations.

If you want to lose weight, The Doc’s Here offers practical, specific tips, such as adding mushrooms into your morning eggs.

After you’ve set out on your health journey, the practice recommends that you schedule regular checkups during which your team assesses how well your plan is working and makes any necessary adjustments.

If you’re living with one or more chronic conditions, and you want to improve your quality of life, invest in chronic care management with The Doc’s Here. To learn more about Dr. Hussaini’s accessible, inclusive, compassionate approach to care, call the office or book an appointment through the website.