When we discuss chronic diseases, we’re referring to health conditions that have settled in for the long haul and may get worse as time goes on. The prevalence of chronic diseases in the United States is nothing short of alarming — 6 in 10 adults have a chronic disease and 4 in 10 adults struggle with 2 or more chronic diseases.
In other words, there are a lot of people in this country who are dealing with long-term health issues.
Here at Soffer Health Institute, Dr. Ariel Soffer and our team recognize the incredibly large impact that chronic diseases can have on your collective wellness, and we’re here to help. To that end, we offer primary care services headed up by a board-certified physician specializing in internal medicine — Dr. Yael D. Myers.
Here’s a look at 5 reasons why turning to Dr. Myers and our team for management of your chronic disease makes great sense.
Most common types of chronic diseases
Before we get into the benefits of chronic disease management, let’s quickly review some of the health issues we’re up against.
The top 10 chronic diseases in the US include:
- High cholesterol
- Heart disease
- Chronic kidney disease
- Heart failure
- Alzheimer’s disease/dementia
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
What each of these diseases has in common is that they can all benefit from expert oversight.
The many benefits of expert management of your chronic disease
Navigating a chronic disease can be difficult and frightening, and we want you to know that we’re here to help. Dr. Myers has extensive experience helping patients manage, and even reverse, the course of their disease. Let’s take a look at how.
1. Ongoing oversight
One of the primary benefits of chronic disease management is that we can closely monitor the condition to detect any changes early on and take prompt action. When we track your condition, we have baselines from which to work, and we understand your health and your circumstances better than most, which allows us to keep an eye on potentially worrisome trends.
2. Orchestrating your care
Another critical role that Dr. Myers and our team plays is that we can orchestrate any specialized care you may need. Whether you need to see an endocrinologist for your diabetes or you need advanced imaging to check on your arthritis, we’re here to coordinate these health care needs.
We also act as a central location for all of your health care data, and we can provide specialists with any information they need.
3. Reversing the disease
While many chronic diseases are irreversible, some can be reversed or slowed down considerably. For example, if you’re struggling with hypertension or high cholesterol, we can help you get these numbers into healthier ranges.
If you have an irreversible and progressive condition, such as heart disease or arthritis, we can help you take steps to slow the disease and lessen its impact in your life.
4. Maintaining optimal wellness
While managing your chronic diseases is a top priority, we also spend time making sure that other areas of your health aren’t ignored. We take a very holistic approach to your chronic disease management.
5. Helping you help yourself
When you have a chronic disease, self-management and self-care are paramount. While we can do our part with medical expertise, we also want to empower you to take charge of your health.
First, we make sure you’re educated about your disease, which helps you make healthier choices in your life. We also provide you with some key lifestyle tips that go a long way toward improving your overall wellness.
The bottom line is that we provide 360-degree care for your chronic disease, ensuring that your physical and mental wellness are in good hands.
For expert and compassionate management of your chronic disease, please contact our office in Aventura, Florida, to set up an appointment with Dr. Myers.