Chronic Disease Management
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of all adults in the US have some type of chronic disease. Two of the most common, heart disease and cancer, account for approximately 50 percent of all deaths each year.
At Cogent Family Healthcare in Mountain View, California, our goal is to prevent chronic disease. Dr. Stephen Sims offers a number of advanced health screenings to help identify risk factors in order to prevent the onset of or slow the progression of chronic conditions.
In many cases, certain unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, such as lack of exercise, poor nutrition, smoking, and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol, contribute to the development of chronic illness. Dr. Sims and our team at Cogent Family Healthcare will help you understand how these behaviors impact your health and provide you the resources and support to help change them.
When you do experience chronic disease, Dr. Sims will closely manage your condition using the most advanced medical research available to guide your treatment. You will work with a medical team that focuses on whole health assessments as part of disease diagnosis and prevention, which allows for a broader and more accurate picture of the many factors underlying chronic disease and suboptimal health.
Some of the many long-term conditions we manage here at Cogent Family healthcare include:
- Cardiovascular (heart) disease
- Coronary artery disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism
No disease should take over your life. Chronic disease management is a team effort, and the providers at Cogent Family Healthcare are here to help you navigate the impact that chronic illness may have on your life. If necessary, Dr. Sims will refer you to specialist for more advanced treatments and comprehensive care of your condition.
Having with a chronic disease does not mean you cannot live an otherwise healthy life. It does mean you need a primary care provider to manage your care. In the Bay Area, call Cogent Family Healthcare at (650) 386-0386 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen Sims today.