Chronic Disease Management

Primary Care & Concierge Medicine located in Milwaukee, WI
Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Brown Deer, WI

Approximately 60% of American adults and 20% of school-aged children have a chronic disease. Managing your or your child’s medications, doctor appointments, or treatment plans can be overwhelming. Luckily, Candace Bentley, MSN, APNP, FNP-BC, provides compassionate chronic disease management at CB's NP Health Services in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Treating patients aged two and older, the practice offers a number of supportive services if you’re seeking chronic disease care. Reach out online or by phone to schedule a consultation today. 

Chronic Disease Management Q&A

What is chronic disease management? 

Chronic disease management supports patients living with chronic conditions. Doctor visits, medications, and children’s school environment procedures can become a burden to oversee. 

At CB’s NP Health Services, your provider works with you to understand your or your child’s medical history, current chronic conditions, medications, and health needs. Your provider collaborates on a customized plan to manage all facets of living with a chronic disease. 

If you’re on Medicare, you should qualify for chronic disease management if you have two or more chronic conditions that your provider expects to persist for 12 months or until the end of life. You also qualify if the conditions put you at risk of declining health or death. 

Your provider can work with their school to ensure a safe, supportive day-to-day environment for a child needing chronic disease support. They can develop a detailed action plan for any disorders like seizures. 

What conditions does chronic disease management treat?

Medicare has specific requirements when defining an adult chronic condition. Some conditions include: 

  • High cholesterol 
  • Asthma 
  • Diabetes 
  • High blood pressure
  • Arthritis 
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Certain mental health issues 

Examples of chronic conditions in children include: 

  • Diabetes 
  • Asthma 
  • Food allergies 
  • Poor oral health 
  • Epilepsy (or other seizure disorders) 
  • Obesity 
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Chronic disease management for children helps manage day-to-day issues but can also ensure healthy mental, physical, and social development. 

What does a chronic disease management program include? 

At your first consultation at CB’s NP Health Services, your provider performs a thorough medical evaluation to identify your or your child’s conditions and determine your needs. 

Your provider works with you to create a thorough management plan. This may include:

  • Medication management 
  • Education on your disease 
  • Education on community services or support groups 
  • 24/7 emergency care 
  • Telemedicine appointments 
  • Help achieving health or lifestyle goals 
  • Coordination of transportation to appointments 
  • Referrals to specialists 
  • Effective collaboration with your insurance 
  • Liaison with your other hospitals or specialists 
  • Liaison with your child’s school 

Chronic disease management plans not only help you organize your or your family’s health needs, they help your family feel safe and supported in between office visits. 

To learn more about how chronic disease management can help you or your loved one, contact CB’s NP Health Services by phone or online today.