Chronic Care Management

Afato Medical Corporation -  - Primary Care Provider

Afato Medical Corporation

Primary Care Providers & Family Practice and Urgent Care located in Yuba City, CA

When you’re living with a chronic health condition, you need the reliable, compassionate care offered by primary care physician Fa’afouina Afato, MD, and the medical team at Afato Medical Corporation in Yuba City, California. They focus on protecting your long-term health and helping you keep chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure well-controlled. Learn more about the available chronic care management services by calling the office or requesting an appointment online today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management is a focus of medicine that addresses chronic diseases. The goal is to protect your long-term health and reduce your risk factors for more serious health complications that relate to your disease. 

Afato Medical Corporation specializes in caring for people with chronic health conditions like:

  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • COPD

The practice takes an integrative approach to treating these chronic health conditions in the long-term. They offer onsite diagnostic testing to confirm your existing condition and customize a treatment plan that focuses on keeping your symptoms under control.

What can I expect during my chronic care management consultation?

During your initial evaluation at Afato Medical Corporation, you can expect to spend time discussing your personal and family medical history, your existing health, and any symptoms you’re currently experiencing. 

Your provider also reviews your diet, exercise regimen, job, and other aspects of your life to get a clear picture of your overall health.

A physical exam is an important part of your initial consultation. Your physician may also recommend blood work or other diagnostic testing to evaluate the nature of your chronic medical condition and identify other health issues that may be present.

Based on the results of your exam and tests, your provider customizes a treatment plan to manage your condition.

How often do I need to schedule chronic care management appointments?

Depending on the type of chronic disease you have, you may need to schedule checkups frequently throughout the year. These visits allow your provider to check your vital signs and the effectiveness of your current treatments to ensure you’re healthy.

In addition to annual physicals and routine checkups, you may need to visit Afato Medical Corporation for blood work or other diagnostic testing. 

For example, diagnostic testing may be important if you have diabetes to regularly check your blood sugar levels or if you’re taking prescription medications as part of your treatment.

Your physician works with you on a long-term, chronic disease management plan to carefully supervise your treatment. 

The practice also offers remote patient monitoring services that use technology to monitor your vital signs no matter where you are. Remote monitoring helps identify your urgent medical needs so you can get the treatment you need before your condition worsens.

If you need help managing a chronic disease, schedule an evaluation online or by calling Afato Medical Corporation today to learn more about the benefits of chronic care management.