Chronic Disease Management
Chronic Disease Management at NorthShore
Chronic disease management is a patient and primary care physician (PCP) relationship involving education and medical services to help patients with chronic diseases understand and live successfully with their condition. Chronic disease management is basically disease management for chronic or continuing conditions. Doctors and nurse practitioners will work with their patients to educate and motivate them to receive necessary therapies, medications and interventions to ultimately achieve a reasonable, ongoing quality of life.
Chronic Disease Management Goals
Goals of chronic disease management include promoting self-management, which gives patients day-to-day tools to help manager their disease beyond their doctor’s visit. Another goal of NorthShore providers would be to work towards addressing patient diseases or conditions in order to achieve the most effective health outcomes, regardless of financial or social barriers.
Common Chronic Diseases include:
- Alzheimer disease and dementia
- Crohn’s disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Heart disease
- Mood disorders (bipolar, cyclothymic, and depression)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson disease