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Chronic Disease Management

Elam Health and Wellness

Stephanie Opusunju, MD

Family Medicine & Internal Medicine located in Dallas, TX

Any illness that lasts a year or more is considered a chronic disease. These types of ongoing health problems require regular medical care to manage symptoms and prevent more serious health complications. Stephanie Opusunju, MD, at Elam Health and Wellness in Dallas, Texas, specializes in chronic disease management. Dr. Opusunju takes a holistic approach to health, managing not just your chronic disease, but your overall health and well-being. For compassionate chronic disease management, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is one of the comprehensive health services available at Elam Health and Wellness. Dr. Opusunju takes a holistic approach to care and understands how chronic disease affects a person’s physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.

With chronic disease management, she provides the comprehensive health care you need to manage your health, alleviate symptoms, prevent worsening of your disease, and improve your quality of life. 

Who needs chronic disease management?

Anyone with a chronic health condition benefits from chronic disease management. A chronic disease includes any health problem that lasts a year or more. Examples of chronic diseases include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders

 

Many chronic diseases develop from unhealthy lifestyle habits, like smoking, poor diet choices, or lack of physical activity. These unhealthy behaviors may also worsen your chronic health condition. 

Chronic disease management at Elam Health and Wellness provides you with the support and tools you need to manage your health, make better lifestyle choices, and feel better. 

What can I expect from chronic disease management?

You can expect compassionate and patient-focused care when you come in to see Dr. Opusunju for chronic disease management. She wants nothing more than to help you understand your chronic condition and learn the steps to take control of your health and your life.

During your appointment, Dr. Opusunju reviews your symptoms, medical history, and the types of medications you take. She also asks about your diet and exercise habits, work life, and stressors.

Dr. Opusunju performs a physical exam and may run various tests to assess your overall health and chronic disease. She then makes recommendations for managing your chronic health condition, which may include prescription medication and lifestyle changes.

Elam Health and Wellness also offers physician-supervised weight loss and weight management. Getting to a healthier weight benefits many chronic health conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, and arthritis. 

Dr. Opusunju also specializes in mental health and can provide appropriate treatments to manage your chronic mental health condition, including prescription medications and therapy.  

For chronic disease management at Elam Health and Wellness, Dr. Opusunju schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and disease and adjust your treatment plan as needed. 

Chronic disease management aims to improve your quality of life by helping you take charge of your health. For patient-centered care, call Elam Health and Wellness or book an appointment online today.