Chronic Disease Management

Urgent Care & Primary Care located in Twin Creek area., Allen, Addison, Forth Worth and San Antonio, TX

Chronic Disease Management

Around six in 10 American adults have at least one chronic disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At North Tex MedCare Clinic and Urgent Care in Allen, Addison, Fort Worth, and San Antonio, Texas, urgent care specialist Frank Lee, MD, and the team provide personalized care and ongoing support for patients with chronic diseases. Call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule a chronic disease management consultation today. The practice also offers telemedicine appointments.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is a personalized approach to care that focuses on minimizing the effects of long-term health conditions. This collaborative type of medicine addresses the physical and emotional aspects of chronic illness, aiming to improve symptom control, prevent complications, and promote overall well-being.

Which medical conditions can chronic disease management address?

North Tex MedCare Clinic and Urgent Care provides comprehensive care for many chronic conditions, including:


Diabetes occurs when you have high blood sugar levels due to inadequate insulin production or difficulty using insulin effectively. Without proper treatment, diabetes can lead to nerve damage, kidney problems, impaired vision, and other complications.

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance in your blood that can build up in your arteries and form plaques, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular complications.

High blood pressure

When the force of blood against your artery walls is consistently too strong, you may have high blood pressure. This pressure can strain your heart and blood vessels, leading to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other health problems.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

COPD is a progressive lung condition that makes breathing difficult due to airflow obstruction. It can cause wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, increasing your risk of respiratory infections and heart problems.

Why is chronic disease management necessary?

Chronic disease management can slow the progression of a long-term health condition, reducing your risk of complications and minimizing symptoms. By maintaining your health over time, chronic disease management helps you maintain independence, improves your ability to perform daily activities, and allows you to live a fuller and more active life.

What does chronic disease management entail?

Your care team at North Tex MedCare Clinic and Urgent Care takes a comprehensive approach to chronic disease management that usually includes multiple treatments, such as:

  • Medications and refills
  • Dietary changes
  • Exercise support
  • Quitting smoking
  • Stress management techniques
  • Regular check-ups and screenings
  • Patient education
  • Specialist referrals
  • Weight loss

Weight loss can help slow the progression of many chronic conditions, including Type 2 diabetes and hypertension. North Tex MedCare Clinic and Urgent Care offers personalized weight management solutions, such as semaglutide and tirzepatide, to support your weight loss efforts. 

The team may adjust your plan to accommodate your changing needs, ensuring you continue receiving individualized care. 

Chronic disease management is an essential part of taking care of your overall health. Call North Tex MedCare Clinic and Urgent Care or use the online booking feature to learn more today.