Chronic Disease Management
At AllCare, Dr. Gerace will develop a customized treatment plan for your chronic condition so that you can continue to live a high quality life. We offer on-site lab draws and diagnostic tests to accurately diagnose your health concerns. Our integrated care approach includes routine screenings and follow-ups, monitoring and coordinating treatment, and education.
Cardiovascular Disease Management
Dr. Gerace closely monitors and treats several high-risk cardiovascular patients to prevent the progression of their conditions and lower their risk for heart attack and stroke. Our team will help you manage your cardiovascular diseases through medication management, routine blood lipid profiles, EKGs and ABI tests, blood pressure monitoring, and coordinating care with other specialists. High blood cholesterol and high blood pressure are major predictors of a patient's risk for cardiovascular disease.
Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) can be evaluated with our in-house ankle-brachial index (ABI) test, which measures and compares blood pressure in the upper extremities with blood pressure in the lower extremities. PVD occurs when fatty plaque accumulates in the arteries and attaches to arterial walls, narrowing or blocking the arteries and restricting blood flow from the heart to the legs. Early detection helps prevent blockages that compromise your health and function.
Why is it important to see a doctor for chronic disease management?
Chronic diseases are conditions that may be cured or managed with care from medical professionals and development of healthy lifestyle habits. Routine follow-up appointments, screening tests, and patient education can help prevent life-threatening complications and promote healthier living with your chronic disease. Dr. Gerace manages your condition by developing a customized treatment plan based on your health history, present symptoms, and personal health goals.
You may benefit from chronic disease management at AllCare if you or a family member has one or more of the following conditions:
High blood pressure
Coronary artery disease/peripheral vascular disease
Asthma or COPD
Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes
What is involved in chronic disease management?
As an Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Kathleen Gerace serves as the first point of medical contact for several high-risk patients with heart disease, diabetes, COPD, or peripheral vascular disease. Chronic disease management involves regular screenings and testing to measure any progression or complications associated with your condition. Routine follow-up visits for diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia play a significant role in the management of chronic diseases. For higher risk patients, Dr. Gerace works closely with multiple subspecialists, which she has close peer relationships with for 30+ years. AllCare Medicine offers patient counseling for chronic disease management, follow-up appointments to monitor disease progression, and referrals to other specialists.