Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic

General Practitioner located in Sebring, FL

More than 133 million Americans are living with some type of long-term illness. At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, with two locations in Sebring, Florida, Cirilo Seralde, Jr., MD, and the team provide chronic disease management to people 20 and older. Using proven treatment methodologies, they can minimize uncomfortable symptoms and improve your quality of life. To schedule an appointment, book online, or call the nearest office today.

Chronic Disease Management

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management uses an integrated, holistic approach to treat long-term illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. It includes regular checkups, preventive screenings, and patient education to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes.

Though there’s no cure for chronic disease, participating in a chronic disease management program can help you live a healthier, happier, and more active life.

What conditions does chronic disease management treat?

At Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic, the team uses chronic disease management to treat various conditions, including:

High blood pressure

High blood pressure occurs when the force of the blood pumping against the walls of your arteries is consistently high for an extended period. When left untreated, high blood pressure increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, healthy lifestyle changes like eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly can help keep your numbers in check.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of chronic illnesses characterized by high blood sugar. Though everyone needs some blood sugar to survive, critically high levels increase your risk of serious health problems, including heart disease, permanent nerve damage, and even amputation.

Treatment of diabetes depends on the type you have and the severity of your symptoms. The team might recommend insulin therapy, dietary changes, or regular checkups and blood sugar monitoring.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) causes your lungs to become chronically inflamed. Over time, this makes it difficult to breathe or stay physically active. There’s no way to reverse damage caused by COPD, but it’s possible to relieve symptoms with oral steroids and rescue inhalers.

High cholesterol

Your blood is mainly a liquid, but it also contains microscopic solids, including cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that helps make hormones and vitamin D. If there’s too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up and block your circulation. Over time, this increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke.

Heart disease

Heart disease is a broad term that refers to several conditions that affect your blood vessels, heart valves, or heart muscle. Some of the most common types of heart disease include arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and peripheral artery disease.

Will I benefit from chronic disease management?

Anyone living with a long-term illness can benefit from chronic disease management. Regular checkups with the team at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic can significantly improve your quality of life while keeping your symptoms in check.

To learn more about the benefits of chronic disease management, request a consultation at Sebring Medical Walk-In Clinic. Schedule an appointment online, or call the nearest office to speak with a caring member of the administrative staff today.