Sarah Miller, M.D.
Concierge Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Bellaire, TX & Houston, TX
Living with chronic disease can take a toll, but finding a great health care provider who offers compassionate chronic medical condition management makes a world of difference in your daily quality of life. At Simply Medicine, serving Bellaire and Houston, Texas, Dr. Sarah Miller delivers personalized care to all patients, including those with chronic health conditions. If you are under the care of multiple specialists, Dr. Miller will coordinate care among your healthcare team. Learn more about her services during a one-on-one consultation, which you can book online or by phone today.
Chronic Medical Condition Management Q&A
What are chronic health conditions?
Preventive health focuses on preventing disease. Acute health conditions are those that arise suddenly and require prompt treatment, like an infection, the flu, or an injury.
Chronic health conditions are defined as medical conditions that last at least three months. Left untreated, chronic diseases won’t improve on their own and are likely to worsen.
Some examples of chronic diseases include:
Together, these and other chronic health conditions are the leading cause of disability and death in the nation.
What is chronic medical condition management?
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with a chronic disease, managing the condition is an essential part of maintaining your overall health and wellness. Dr. Miller delivers outstanding chronic disease management with a personalized and compassionate approach.
She begins by completing a thorough health assessment to gain an understanding of the full scope of your health needs. Many men and women have more than one chronic health condition and it’s important to create a treatment plan that addresses all of these needs without compromising your overall health.
Next, Dr. Miller explains the available treatment options, giving you all the details needed to make an informed decision about your care plan. Lifestyle modifications are a great place to begin. You can achieve impressive improvements by improving your diet, getting more exercise, quitting smoking, and finding ways to manage stress.
For example, managing hypertension, or high blood pressure, could include a combination of treatments. Medication can help bring your blood pressure readings down, but avoiding processed foods and starting a daily walking routine are important long-term care options.
Those who live with asthma and allergies might find relief through medication to control their immune response, but should also identify triggers and take steps to avoid those allergens. Shifting to a new exercise program can help you get the activity you need to thrive without causing additional breathing difficulties.
How long does chronic medical condition management last?
Chronic disease management is a dynamic process that’s customized to suit your specific set of needs. These needs will likely change as you move through treatment.
Dr. Miller is committed to providing long-term chronic care and works with you to determine the timeline that fits your needs. You might require more frequent appointments in the early stage after a diagnosis, but once you’ve settled into a treatment plan that delivers results, you may only need to see your doctor once or twice a year.
Telemedicine appointments are also available, making it easy to get high-quality care from the comfort of home. This approach can be useful if you encounter challenges with your medications or have questions about a symptom.
To explore chronic medical condition management in greater detail, call or book an appointment online today. Dr. Miller and the team at Simply Medicine are standing by to help in any way they can.