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Chronic Disease Care

Why choose Wayne Health for chronic disease care?

Wayne Health offers a comprehensive approach to managing chronic health conditions, such as heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, lung, kidney disease and more, that includes screenings, regular check-ups and monitoring, as well as treatment coordination and patient education. Careful and consistent management of a chronic disease can improve quality of life, while reducing health care costs, by preventing or slowing disease progression.

Our multidisciplinary care team offers comprehensive health care with quick access to a wide range of specialists, should you need it.

Wayne Health physicians specialize in the care of patients with the most complex medical conditions, especially those from vulnerable populations who have a greater risk of developing chronic medical conditions.

When you choose a Wayne Health physician, you are receiving care from a doctor with advanced training and experience that is backed by groundbreaking medical research and leading-edge knowledge acquired by educating the physicians of tomorrow.

Chronic disease care services offered

Some of our chronic disease specialties include:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer

Our approach to care

If you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, Wayne Health providers will work with you on a customized care plan and coordinate with your entire care team, including community support resources. We use a patient-centered approach, focusing on your priorities, while employing the latest evidence-based practices, in managing your care and helping you achieve lifestyle changes to live your best life.

We devote time to educating and counseling patients on disease progression, management options and self-care. Family is important to us. Our physicians will care for your whole family. This continuity of care means you will have a doctor who is familiar with your total health picture …who knows you and your family as people, not just as patients.

Lifestyle changes for chronic health conditions: Overview

If you have diabetes, heart disease, or blood pressure or cholesterol problems, making healthy lifestyle changes can help. Changing your diet, getting more exercise, and getting rid of harmful habits can reduce your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health problems. Even small changes can help. Start with steps that you can take right away. Think about things such as time limits, stress, and temptations that might get in the way, and figure out how you can avoid or overcome them.

Work with your doctor to plan lifestyle changes to deal with your health problem.

Advancing research and medical education

Physicians and researchers at Wayne Health are also faculty at Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct basic, translational and clinical research. This can make the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other providers without a medical school affiliation, and before FDA approval or commercial availability.

The teaching role of WSU faculty members allows them to share their vast medical knowledge and experience with medical students and resident physicians, while motivating them to remain at the forefront of their medical specialty.

For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.

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