Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Irving, TX

An estimated 20 million children in the United States live with at least one chronic disease. At Cure With Care Pediatric, chronic disease management services are available to support children with diabetes, asthma, or another type of chronic disease. Board-certified pediatrician Kshitij Bhalani, MD, customizes care plans to keep a chronic health condition well-controlled and prevent it from worsening over time. Dr. Bhalani takes an integrative approach to care and works closely with you to support your child’s long-term health. Call the Irving, Texas, office to schedule a chronic disease management appointment or book a consultation online today. 

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

A chronic disease describes a condition that lasts three months or longer and can compromise your long-term health and longevity.

Chronic disease management involves health care services that support children living with one or more chronic diseases. This field of medicine aims to keep chronic conditions well-controlled and to prevent the disease from worsening.

Cure With Care Pediatric provides a range of chronic disease management services for children of all ages. Dr. Bhalani works closely with you and your child to ensure they enjoy a high quality of life and thrive through all of life’s phases.

When does my child need chronic disease management services?

You should schedule a chronic disease management consultation at Cure With Care Pediatric if your child was born with a chronic disease or develops one during their childhood.

Common pediatric diseases that require ongoing medical management include:

  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Juvenile arthritis

Dr. Bhalani can address pediatric developmental disorders like autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children of all ages. He also manages mental health conditions like depression and anxiety in adolescents and teens.

Same-day appointments are available when possible to address your child’s urgent care needs if they experience unexpected symptoms of a chronic health condition.

If your child needs additional care for chronic health issues like cardiovascular disease or neurological disorder, Dr. Bhalani can refer you to a specialist and coordinate with them on all recommended treatments.

What happens during a chronic disease management consultation?

During your child’s first chronic disease management consultation at Cure With Care Pediatric, Dr. Bhalani spends time learning more about your child’s personal and family health histories. He also completes a physical exam.

If your child needs a diagnosis or is taking medications to treat a chronic health issue, Dr. Bhalani may order blood work or other lab tests. The office features an on-site medical lab to provide fast, accurate diagnostic results, so you don’t have to travel anywhere else.

Based on your child’s exam and testing, Dr. Bhalani customizes a care plan to keep your child healthy and prevent the disease from worsening. He may prescribe medications or other treatments to support your child’s ongoing health.

You can expect to schedule routine appointments in the office or through the online telemedicine platform, so Dr. Bhalani can regularly assess your child’s physical, mental, and behavioral health, as well as their overall development.

Call Cure With Care Pediatric to schedule a chronic disease management consultation or book an appointment online today.