Chronic Disease Management
Dr. Rippel firmly states: “If you have better control of chronic diseases, you markedly reduce the risk of their dreaded outcomes, such as the loss of vision in diabetic patients.” Our approach to chronic disease management is consistent with national guidelines, involves the coordination of care with specialists as needed, and is respectful of the patient’s personal beliefs and preferences.
With proper management, diabetic patients achieve better levels of control and reduce the risk of chronic kidney disease and the eventual need for dialysis. Likewise, patients with Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension can take measures to markedly reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack.
Consistent with the principles of patient-centered care, the practice harnesses the benefits of health information technology to optimize outcomes in chronic disease management.