Chronic Disease Management

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Intervale, NH
Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Intervale, NH

Did you know that 6 out of every 10 American adults are living with at least one form of chronic disease? These conditions can be debilitating, but residents of Intervale, New Hampshire, can find relief through the care of Valerie Lozier, PsyD, FNP-BC, and the team at Lozier Medicine LLC. When you’re ready to learn more, book a visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience.  

What are chronic diseases?

Chronic diseases are health conditions that linger for a full year or longer, or that require professional care or limit your daily activities. 

Some of the more common forms of chronic disease include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Depression
  • Obesity
  • Arthritis

According to researchers, most cases of chronic disease result from a short list of lifestyle factors. These include poor nutrition, living a sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption.

What happens during chronic disease management?

At Lozier Medicine LLC, you have access to highly skilled practitioners who are dedicated to helping you achieve your healthiest possible life. This begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current health, including lab testing. 

You’ll work with your practitioner to set goals. Whether you want to reduce your blood pressure, have more energy at work and home, or get to the point where you don’t need medication to control your health, your practitioner is here to help. 

Learning how to replace unhealthy lifestyle choices with options that support your health and wellness is the best place to begin. You’ll learn how to choose foods and beverages that fuel your body for success, as well as how to incorporate more exercise into your daily routines. 

Chronic disease management is highly customized, and designed to meet you where you are in terms of your current health and function. 

How can a medication review help my chronic disease management?

Many people with chronic diseases need medication. Some end up taking numerous different drugs, sometimes prescribed by different providers. 

Certain drugs work best when taken with other medication, or when taken at certain times of the day. Others can create negative interactions, which can lessen your quality of life or even cause serious harm. 

Periodic medication reviews ensure that your drug therapy is still meeting your needs. There may be better options available, or you may need your dosage adjusted. Over time, you might be able to stop taking some medicines if you can improve your health through lifestyle modifications.

The best way to learn more is to schedule a face-to-face visit at Lozier Medicine LLC. Just call the office to schedule a visit, or book online in just a few moments.