Chronic Care Management

Internal Medicine Physician located in San Antonio, TX
Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management

If you have one or perhaps multiple chronic diseases, working with an outstanding provider like Victor Njoku, MD, of Medvon Medical Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, can make all of the difference in how you feel and function on a daily basis. When you’re ready to explore all that chronic care management has to offer, book a visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience. 

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic disease?

According to health authorities, chronic disease is a medical condition that persists for a year or longer, disrupts your daily routines, and requires ongoing medical care. Some of the conditions that meet the definition of chronic disease include:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease

Chronic disease is a leading cause of lost time from work and disability. It’s also a driving factor in the rising cost of health care in America. 


How can chronic care management improve quality of life?

Researchers note that most types of chronic disease come from a short list of causes, including tobacco use, a sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol use. A big focus in chronic care management is making improvements in these areas. 


The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your current health and wellness. A physical exam and lab testing gives Dr. Njoku insight into how your body is functioning. 

You then work together to identify areas where you can make meaningful lifestyle improvements. If you smoke, finding a smoking cessation program that works for you is a great place to begin. 

Virtually everyone can improve their nutrition. Finding ways to work more physical activity into your daily routines is also helpful. As well, you can explore ways to better manage stress and improve your sleep quality, both of which have a direct impact on overall health and wellness.


What role do medication reviews play in chronic care management?

Medications often play a role in managing chronic health conditions. If you’re like many people, you may be taking a combination of medications prescribed by different providers at different times. 

Not all drugs work well together, and some can cancel out the benefits of others. Some drugs create intense negative reactions when taken together, which can threaten your health. Ongoing pharmaceutical development means new medications may emerge that better align with your needs. 

Dr. Njoku reviews all of your medications to ensure your drug therapy is delivering the intended effects. He may suggest changing your medication or adjusting your dosage or when you take your meds during the day. 

If you’re ready to begin a new path in chronic care management, call Medvon Medical Clinic today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option, and it’s fast and easy.