Chronic care includes medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common medical issues many men, women, and children face. Examples include:
Detecting and treating these conditions early reduces the risk of serious complications. Dr. Okulaja takes a holistic approach whenever possible during chronic disease care.
Symptoms of chronic disease may include fatigue, appetite or weight changes, ongoing pain, difficulty breathing, extreme hunger or thirst, fractures, and other new or unusual symptoms.
While anyone can develop a chronic disease, some factors boost your risk of getting one, such as:
Adopting healthy habits is the best way to keep chronic disease risks as low as possible.
To diagnose a chronic disease and treat it when needed, Dr. Okulaja reviews your symptoms and medical history. She checks your body weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs, and completes a physical examination.
Dr. Okulaja could recommend you undergo blood tests, urine tests, heart-function testing, asthma tests, allergy testing, X-rays, or other imaging procedures. These tests allow her to diagnose your condition and develop a highly effective treatment.
Dr. Okulaja also offers cancer screening to detect breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer, skin cancer, or other common forms of cancer.
Depending on the type of chronic disease you have and your lifestyle, Dr. Okulaja could recommend one of the following chronic care treatments:
Dr. Okulaja understands the importance of referring patients to specialists if needed for complex or serious medical problems.
To learn more about chronic care at The Doctor’s House, call the office or book an appointment online today.