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Acute and Chronic Disease Management

Acute and Chronic Disease Management

Acute and Chronic Disease Management services offered in Rancho Mirage, Blythe and Santa Maria, CA and Henderson, NV

Srinivas Vuthoori, MD, MBA, and the team at Officium Health, understand how important it is to have access to outstanding acute and chronic disease management, which is why these areas of focus are central for the practice. Residents of Rancho Mirage, Blythe, and Santa Maria, California, in addition to Henderson, Nevada, can book a visit with just a quick call or a few clicks of the mouse

Acute and Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is acute care?

Acute care focuses on addressing immediate health needs. Often referred to as sick visits, acute care visits are centered on diagnosing a current set of symptoms and putting you on a path toward relief. 

Some examples of conditions that fall under the umbrella of acute care include:

  • Cold and flu
  • Sprains and strains
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Skin rash
  • Sore throat
  • Lacerations and abrasions

There’s no need to try to treat yourself at home when you have access to excellent acute care services from a provider you know and trust. 

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic diseases are defined as conditions that persist for one year or longer. In addition, chronic disease requires ongoing medical care, limits daily activities, or both. 

There are several health problems that are considered chronic diseases. Some examples include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Osteoporosis
  • High blood pressure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as six out of every ten Americans have at least one form of chronic disease, and four out of ten have two or more chronic diseases. 

What can I expect with acute and chronic disease management?

When you rely on Officium Health for acute care and chronic disease management, your practitioner works in partnership with you to improve your experience with your acute illness or chronic disease. Your active participation is essential for optimal outcomes. 

If you are already a patient at Officium Health, your personal medical record is already on file. Simply provide any updates or changes since your last visit. If you’re visiting for chronic disease management, be sure to discuss the ways your chronic health issue impacts your daily life. 

The best way to prepare for your visit is to think about what you hope to accomplish from these interactions. That helps you shape the discussion and play an active role in finding ways to improve overall health and wellness. 

What are some ways I can improve chronic disease?

There is a great deal you can do to improve chronic disease. Embracing healthy changes to your existing diet and exercise routines is a great place to begin. You can also find ways to cease risky habits like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption.

When you’re ready to begin, call the Officium Health office to schedule a visit, or use the online booking tool to set up an appointment. Dr. Vuthoori has more than two decades of experience as a hospitalist, including surgical intensive care unit (ICU) management. As a medical director for an 80,000-member independent practice association, he also brings expertise in chronic disease management.