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Chronic Care Management Specialist

Health and Wellness Medical Services

A Private Medical Practice & Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner located in Charlottesville, VA

If you live with one or multiple chronic conditions, seek the highest quality of life with chronic care management. Jenny Furlow, NP-C, and the team at Health and Wellness Medical Services in Charlottesville, Virginia, offer individualized chronic care management plans that include house calls, 24/7 access to health care, and prescription management. The practice is leading the way in modern chronic care management. For help living your life to the fullest, schedule a consultation online or over the phone today.

Chronic Care Management Q&A

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management is customized medical care that the team at Health and Wellness Medical Services provides to patients living with chronic conditions. The practice also extends this service to elderly patients who need help managing their health care.

Chronic conditions are medical conditions that last longer than a year, require ongoing medical care and maintenance, and limit your daily activities. Examples of chronic conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer 
  • Asthma 
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease

Chronic care management can reduce hospital visits, increase longevity, and help you achieve a higher quality of life.

How does chronic care management work?

At Health and Wellness Medical Services, chronic care management consists of numerous coordinated services, including:

  • 24/7 access to health care
  • Prescription management
  • Chronic care plans
  • House calls

The practice can also coordinate care with the University of Virginia Health and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, both located in Charlottesville.

Health and Wellness Medical Services believes that chronic care management is a vital service to which everyone should have access. To that end, the practice accepts and works with Medicare and Medicaid.

What are chronic care management plans?

Chronic care management plans are comprehensive plans that Health and Wellness Medical Services designs to help you reach and maintain the best health possible. Your plan is highly personalized and may include:

  • A list of conditions
  • Desired outcome
  • Expected prognosis
  • Measurable treatment goals
  • Symptom management
  • Medication management
  • Set interventions and the individuals responsible for each intervention 
  • Required community and social services
  • Description of how outside specialists will help
  • Schedule for checkups and reviews

Chronic care management plans often also outline lifestyle changes and how to get there with steps like nutritional guidance, blood sugar management, smoking cessation, and exercise planning.

If you feel overwhelmed by one or more chronic conditions, don’t try to care for yourself on your own. Reach out to the team at Health and Wellness Medical Services for kind, compassionate, and detailed chronic care management.

To schedule a consultation for chronic care management, call Health and Wellness Medical Services or book an appointment online today.