What is Chronic Care Management?
McFarland physicians actively monitor patients with chronic care diseases and conditions which have long lasting effects such as diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, arthritis, asthma, emphysema, congestive heart failure and infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 25 percent of the US population has two or more chronic conditions.
How is Chronic Care Management achieved?
A physician works together with you to develop a comprehensive plan of care, helping you realize your healthcare goals. Your care team actively manages the plan, making sure you stay on track or get any additional resources you may need.
McFarland Clinic offers a team of care providers in more than 50 medical specialties and services. This coordination of care benefits you, identifying health concerns early and taking steps to minimize or eliminate associated risks.
How is success measured?
Your health status and clinical data are monitored to ensure compliance with guidelines set by professional organizations. For example guidelines recommend that patients with diabetes regularly monitor their blood sugar with A1c tests to ensure it’s in control, and that they have regular eye exams. McFarland Clinic physicians and providers demonstrate their commitment to best practices by keeping their patients in compliance with these recommendations at one of the highest rates in the country.