Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Fulshear Family Medicine

Family Medicine & Pediatrics serving Fulshear and Katy, TX

More than 40% of people in the United States suffer from a chronic disease, which often requires ongoing monitoring and care. The compassionate, community-based team at Fulshear Family Medicine, located in Katy, Texas, including Heidi Schultz, MD, and Bin Sung, MD, FAAP, offers chronic disease management to help you get the targeted care you need for your chronic health condition. To schedule an evaluation, contact the Fulshear, Texas, office by phone or online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is a chronic disease?

Chronic disease refers to any health condition that lasts three or more months. Half of all adults and about 8% of children in the United States suffer from a chronic condition. In many cases, these chronic conditions limit activity, affect the quality of life, and are often disabling.

Although not all chronic diseases are lifelong, many are. These lifelong chronic conditions need ongoing medical management to monitor and treat the disease and prevent the worsening of symptoms.

What is chronic disease management?

At Fulshear Family Medicine, chronic disease management is an integrated program aimed at helping you get the best medical care possible to improve your understanding and management of your chronic disease and prevent it from worsening.

Some of the chronic diseases the team provides management for include:

  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid dysfunction
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Headaches
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

It’s not unusual for someone to suffer from more than one chronic disease, which can complicate care if you don’t have one medical provider managing all of your needs, from medication to treatment, and coordinating with specialists. 

What can I expect during chronic disease management?

You can expect comprehensive and compassionate care from the team at Fulshear Family Medicine for the management of your chronic disease. The team screens and monitors your health, provides regular check-ups, and assists with coordinating any special treatment you may need. The experienced team also assists with the management of medication, which is important for those who require multiple prescriptions.

The team spends time talking to you about your condition, the treatments you need, and what you can do at home to improve your overall health. 

Fulshear Family Medicine is a full-service practice and offers on-site diagnostic testing, including stress tests, echocardiograms, and pulmonary function tests to assist with screening. The practice also has an on-site laboratory, which is often used to help monitor blood sugar for those with diabetes. 

Chronic diseases require ongoing care to assist with the management of medication, referral to specialists, and screening for related complications. To get the comprehensive care you need from a team who cares, contact Fulshear Family Medicine by phone or online today.