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Manage Chronic Conditions In West Boylston, MA

One of the most common causes of death and disability in the United States is chronic diseases. Studies have shown that more than half of Americans live with at least one chronic disease, while nearly a third are trying to cope with two or more of these conditions. These devastating circumstances take a massive toll on the quality of life for the individual and their family members.

Hiring the right medical team to design an appropriate chronic care regimen is imperative to the health and well-being of everyone involved. At Meadowbrook Medical Group, P.C., we offer comprehensive chronic care services to all new and existing patients.

What is Chronic Care?

Chronic care is medical care, which addresses pre-existing or long term illness.

At Meadowbrook Medical Group, P.C., we’re committed to providing top-quality and client-focused healthcare. With over two decades of experience, our board-certified healthcare provider has in-depth knowledge and training for how to manage chronic health conditions in adult patients.

Education, engagement, and convenience are critical components of a successful strategy when offering any chronic care services. By providing the resources necessary to learn about the prevention and maintenance of chronic illnesses, patients can make informed decisions about the types of treatments that are available.

Our medical team understands that living with chronic diseases is challenging and expensive. That’s why our dedicated physicians work side-by-side with all patients to ensure we develop the safest and most feasible healthcare plan. With our comprehensive treatment programs and convenient online Patient Portal, access to your health information and is easy and convenient.

Below is a list of time frames for patients who need an appointment to help manage chronic conditions in West Boylston, MA.

Urgent Care Visit

NEW Patient: 2-5 days | ESTABLISHED Patient: 1-2 days

Routine Office Visit

NEW Patient: 1-2 weeks | ESTABLISHED Patient: 1-2 weeks

Hospital Discharged

NEW Patient: 2-14 days | ESTABLISHED Patient: 2-7 days

Preventive Services

NEW Patient : 1-3 weeks | ESTABLISHED Patient: 1-3 weeks

Silent Killer Diseases

1. Hypertension (High Blood Pressures)
2. Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
3. Coronary Heart Disease (Narrowed Blood Flow to Heart Muscles)
4. Diabetes Type 2
5. Strokes:
     a. Ischemic (Diminished Blood Flow) Stroke
     b. Hemorrhagic (Bleed-Out) Strokes
6. Cardiomyopathy (Diseased Heart Muscles)
7. Aortic Aneurysms (Ballooning Aortic Vessel):
     a. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
     b. Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
8. Cardiac Arrhythmia (Abnormal Heart Rhythms):
     a. Atrial Fibrillation
     b. Atrial Flutter
     c. Ventricular Tachycardia
     d. Supraventricular Tachycardia
9. Valvular Heart Disease:
     a. Aortic Stenosis (Narrow Aortic valve)
     b. Mitral Stenosis (Narrow Mitral Valve)
     c. Aortic Regurgitation (Leaky Aortic Valve))
     d. Mitral Regurgitation (Leaky Mitral valve)
10. Osteoporosis
11. Sleep Apneas:
     a. Obstructive Sleep Apnea
     b. Central Sleep Apnea
     c. Mixed Obstructive & Central Sleep Apnea
12. Fatty Liver
13. Anemia
14. Obesity
15. Pulmonary Hypertension (High Blood Pressure in the Lungs)
16. Hemochromatosis …and many, many other silent killers

Silent Killer Cancers

1. Lung Cancer
2. Breast Cancer
3. Colon Cancer
4. Cervical Cancer
5. Leukemia
6. Lymphoma
7. Prostate Cancer
8. Bladder Cancer
9. Endometrial Cancer
10. Ovarian Cancer
11. Rectal Cancer
12. Melanoma
13. Renal Cell Carcinoma (Kidney cancer)
14. Pancreatic cancer

Silent Killer Chronic Infectious Disease

1. HIV Infection (Human immunodeficience virus infection)
2. Hepatitis C
3. Human Papillomavirus
4. Tuberculosis

Silent Killer Habits

1. Tobacco use
2. Alcohol Abuse
3. Opioid Abuse
4. Combined Active Substance Abuse & Psychiatric Illness
5. Active Mixed Drug Abuse (e.g. Opioid & Alcohol)
6. Domestic & Relationship Violence (Typically Spousal)

Common Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

  1. Hypertension (High Blood pressures)
    2. Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
    3. Hyperlipidemia (High Cholesterol)
    4. Coronary Artery Heart Disease
    5. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
    6. Heart Failure (Heart muscle & pump disease)
    7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (referred commonly as “Heart Burn)
    8. Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Hormone)
    9. Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (Enlarged Prostate)
    10. Anemia (Low Red Blood Counts)
    11. Over-Weight & Obesity …and many, many more others

What sets our clinician apart from others are that we have the shortest waiting time to office appointments in all categories (new patients and established patients) compared to other primary care offices in the area. You will work with a board certified physician; enjoy secure paperless communiations with your pharmacy, lab-testing, medical subspecialist referrals and sugical specialist referrals. And after your evaluation, we take the time to educate you about your diagnoses and also hand you printed materials educating you about your diagnosis. If you have facilitated your access to our Patient Portal, you will also be able to see the same copy of the printed materials from your Patient Portal. 

Not only that, prior to leaving our office, we will seek your understanding of your diagnosis as well as the potential complication(s)—from the education we provided and then discuss the treatment options available to you. We also seek your understanding of what it means when you choose not to engage or pursue your treatment recommendation. Follow-up is a critical part of managing all life-changing or life-threatening health conditions. In any case, we pledge unconditional respect and support for all rational and well-informed decisions. Even when we must engage the expertise of medical subspecialist or surgical specialist, you should count on us to continue to serve you, not just as the team who referred you but also as your trusted partner for coordinating all of the necessary evaluations and all the treatment programs that follow.

With your busy life, it can be difficult to stay on top of your healthcare or the healthcare of a loved one--even though our health is the most important thing of all. Our Patient Portal provides fast and secure access to your health information. It allows you to communicate with your provider by sending and receiving secure messages. Using your secure password, you can log into the Online Patient Portal 24 hours a day, 7-days a week from the comfort and privacy of your home, office, or mobile device. From your mobile device, you can stay in touch with your provider and access your health information readily for an out-of-town emergency. You can request prescriptions and prescriptions refills and retrieve test results. How about viewing existing office appointments and requesting new office appointments? It's all possible from our Patient Portal.  

So don't forget to ask our front desk staff at your first visit to learn more about our Patient Portal.