If you’re dealing with one or more chronic conditions, you’re not alone. Six out of 10 adults in the United States manage at least one chronic disease, while 42% of adults have two or more chronic health conditions affecting their quality of life and requiring chronic care. The compassionate team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care in Blanchard, Oklahoma, help people of all ages diagnose, manage, and treat chronic conditions. Visit the practice for a walk-in appointment, call to schedule, or use the convenient online booking tool.

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What is chronic care?

Unlike acute care, which provides medical care for short-term illnesses, chronic care is medical care aimed at addressing pre-existing or long-term illnesses.

Chronic diseases and health conditions last a year or more, affect your ability to participate in daily activities, and may require ongoing medical attention.

What health issues require chronic care?

The Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care team provide chronic care for a variety of chronic diseases and conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Congestive heart disease
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Emphysema
  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Multiple sclerosis

Untreated, chronic conditions may lead to disability and can be fatal. Once your chronic health issues are diagnosed, the team determines an appropriate treatment plan customized to your needs.

How are chronic care treatments coordinated?

Because chronic care patients often deal with more than one health condition, you may require services from a variety of providers and specialists, including primary health care physicians, dietitians, occupational therapists, nutritionists, behavioral care, pain management, surgical care, and pastoral care.

Whenever you need treatment from multiple providers, there is always a concern that the treatment from one provider may counteract the treatment of another. The Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care team works closely with you to help coordinate your chronic care among all providers and specialists, so your treatments are complementary and effective.

What are the goals of chronic care?

Chronic health conditions negatively impact your quality of life. The goal of chronic care is to proactively maintain wellness by keeping your symptoms in remission or minimizing symptoms as much as possible while balancing your required treatments with your quality of life.

The compassionate team at Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care provides chronically ill individuals with knowledge, patient education, and resources. These help you understand your conditions and enable you to manage your treatment.

Almost half of all Americans live with a chronic health condition. Don’t let chronic health issues negatively impact your quality of life.

If you experience chronic pain or require long-term chronic care for one or more chronic health problems, call Excel Family Medical & Urgent Care or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment for chronic care treatments.