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Chronic Care Specialist

If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or another chronic (ongoing) condition, you can rely on Garcia Family Medicine – A Direct Primary Care Practice in Blue Springs, Missouri. Family medicine physician Theresa C Garcia, MD, FAAFP, Dipl. ABOM, and her expert staff offer chronic care management to reduce your risk of serious or life-threatening complications. If you’re at risk of developing a chronic disease, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Chronic Care Q & A

Hypertension is high blood pressure, which occurs when the force of blood pressing against blood vessel walls is too high. Untreated high blood pressure increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and other heart or blood vessel problems, so routine blood pressure screenings with Garcia Family Medicine are important.

Examples of common chronic diseases (or their risk factors) you might encounter at some point during your lifetime include:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


Early detection and treatment of chronic diseases are the best ways to reduce the risk of complications like fractures, a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, organ damage, and more.

Ways you can lower your risk of developing chronic conditions include eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and keeping your stress levels low.

Examples of common chronic diseases (or their risk factors) you might encounter at some point during your lifetime include:

High blood pressure
High cholesterol
Diabetes
Heart disease
Cancer
Asthma
Allergies
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Depression
Anxiety

Early detection and treatment of chronic diseases are the best ways to reduce the risk of complications like fractures, a heart attack, stroke, nerve damage, organ damage, and more.

Ways you can lower your risk of developing chronic conditions include eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, and keeping your stress levels low.

During chronic care appointments at Garcia Family Medicine, your provider weighs you and checks your pulse, blood pressure, and temperature. Dr. Garcia reviews your medical history, symptoms you may have, medications you might take, and your lifestyle habits. She completes a physical examination and may ask you to undergo a blood test, urine test, heart function test, X-rays, asthma and allergy testing, or other diagnostic tests to detect, rule out, or manage a chronic disease.

Common chronic disease treatments Dr. Garcia may recommend include:

Lifestyle changes
Healthy lifestyle habits you can adopt to reduce the risk of or better manage a disease include weight loss, healthy eating habits, dietary supplements, regular exercise, not smoking, stress reduction, and more.

Medications
Taking oral medications can help you manage blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions.

Injections
Insulin shots, steroid injections, weight-loss injections, and allergy shots can enhance weight loss, reduce pain, or help you better manage a chronic disease.

Specialist referrals
If you have a complex medical problem or require a surgical procedure, Dr. Garcia can refer you to a highly trained specialist near you.

To learn more about chronic care at Garcia Family Medicine, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

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Do You Have Or Are You Eligible For Medicare?

Garcia Family Medicine Does Not Take Insurance, We Are A Monthly Based System That Gives You Personalized And Direct Access To Your Physician.

Do You Have Or Are You Eligible For Medicare?

Garcia Family Medicine Does Not Take Insurance, We Are A Monthly Based System That Gives You Personalized And Direct Access To Your Physician.