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Caring for your chronic conditions is an important part of your overall health. Below are a few of the most common chronic conditions we treat.

Diabetes (High Blood Sugar)

  • Diabetics are typically seen every 3 months. At these visits, it is important to bring a log of your blood sugars. This will help your physician adjust your medications. Blood work is typically done at each visit as well.
  • What can I do to keep my diabetes under control?
    • Exercise on a regular basis.
    • Follow an American Diabetic Association Diet.
    • Take medications as prescribed.
    • Strive to keep your A1C (blood test of average blood sugars for 3 months) less than 6.5.
    • Follow up with your physician on a regular basis.

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

  • Persons with high blood pressure are typically monitored every 6 months, and often more frequently while adjusting medication. Please bring a log of your blood pressures with you to each visit. This helps your physician adjust medications accordingly. Blood work may be required every 6 months or more frequently depending on your treatment plan.
  • What can I do to keep my blood pressure under control?
    • Exercise regularly.
    • Follow a healthy diet low in sodium.
    • Take medications as prescribed.
    • Keep a log of your blood pressures with a goal of 130/80 or less.
    • Follow up with your physician on a regular basis.

Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)

  • Treatment of hyperlipidiemia may require visits every 6 months or more frequently depending on your treatment plan. Typically blood work is required at least every 6 months and sometimes more frequently.
  • What can I do to keep my cholesterol under control?
    • Exercise regularly.
    • Follow a low cholesterol diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegtables.
    • Take medications as prescribed.
    • Discuss your cholesterol numbers and goals with your physician.
    • Follow up with your physician on a regular basis.