Chronic Disease Management

Concierge Medicine located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Up to 133 million Americans have a chronic disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Enrolling in chronic disease management services can help prevent these conditions from worsening, and sometimes, eliminate them. At the concierge office of Sandra Gilban, MD PC, in the Upper East Side of New York City, New York, Dr. Gilban tailors a chronic disease management plan to fit your needs. To book a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is a medicine subspecialty in which a physician diagnoses and treats a patient’s ongoing health conditions. By enrolling in a chronic disease management plan, you can reduce the risk of complications and increase your ability to live a longer and healthier life.

What conditions does chronic disease management treat? 

Dr. Gilban uses a chronic disease management plan to treat various conditions, including:

  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney disease

You might also benefit from chronic disease management if you have a behavioral condition like depression or an anxiety disorder. 

What are the effects of chronic disease?

Chronic diseases like diabetes and kidney disease have disease-specific symptoms such as pain, frequent urination, and fatigue, but they can also affect your mood, outlook, and quality of life. If you don’t take steps to prevent the symptoms from worsening, they can affect your appearance or ability to perform tasks.

A chronic disease management plan uses routine checkups, healthy lifestyle changes, and prescription medication to help you cope with the effects of chronic disease. 

What does chronic disease management involve?

Dr. Gilban tailors a chronic disease management plan to each patient’s needs. She might recommend:


Prescription medication
Prescription medications require a doctor’s recommendation. They’re typically stronger and more effective than over-the-counter drugs you can buy. Many chronic conditions, including diabetes and high blood pressure, require prescription medication to prevent them from worsening.

Routine checkups and lab work
If you have a chronic illness, it’s crucial that you visit Dr. Gilban regularly. Routine checkups help her monitor the disease’s progression and alert her to potential complications.

Medically supervised weight loss
Certain chronic illnesses, like heart disease and arthritis, are exacerbated by excess weight. If you’re overweight, Dr. Gilban might recommend you enroll in a medically supervised weight loss plan. Losing weight can help relieve pain and inflammation and improve mobility.


Referrals to a specialist
Dr. Gilban treats most chronic diseases, but if you need more individualized care, she can refer you to a nearby medical specialist. If necessary, Dr. Gilban can even coordinate treatment.

To see whether you can benefit from chronic disease management, book a visit with Sandra Gilban, MD PC, by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.