Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in Pembroke Pine, FL

Properly managing a chronic disease increases longevity and diminishes your chance of disease complications. At ProHealth Primary Care in Pembroke Pines, Florida, skilled physicians Shane Joukar, MD, and Kyle Petersen, DO, offer chronic disease management for adult men and women, including the geriatric population. Schedule an appointment by phone or request one online today to take advantage of this crucial service.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What is chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management at ProHealth Primary Care involves medical monitoring of an ongoing disease. When not managed properly, such diseases can cause complications, including organ damage, a heart attack, a stroke, or other severe medical issues. Seeing a primary care specialist regularly is the best way to optimize your quality of life and well-being. 

Which conditions can chronic disease management address?

Examples of common chronic diseases include:

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Hypertension is a condition that affects the pressure inside of blood vessel walls. When not treated, it can cause heart issues, increasing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. 


Diabetes is a common chronic disease that affects your body’s ability to control levels of sugar in your bloodstream. When not stabilized with lifestyle changes or diabetes treatments, this condition can cause organ damage, nerve damage, and numerous other complications. 

High cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that can build up inside blood vessel walls, narrowing or even clogging your veins and arteries. High cholesterol increases the risk of a heart attack and stroke.


When not addressed, arthritis can cause joint pain, swelling, and even joint disfigurement, which may eventually contribute to disability. The ProHealth Primary Care team offers arthritis treatments that ease your discomfort and reduce the risk of complications. 


Osteoporosis, or weakened bones, increases your risk of fractures and pain. ProHealth Primary Care provides osteoporosis management to keep bones as strong as possible throughout your lifespan.

What does chronic disease management include?

Chronic disease management at ProHealth Primary Care includes routine medical exams, diagnostic testing when necessary, making lifestyle changes, taking dietary supplements, or trying medications. You might need insulin injections or an insulin pump if you have diabetes. 

It’s vital to maintain an ideal weight, eat nutritious foods, get enough sleep, minimize stress, and exercise regularly to best manage a chronic disease and potentially reduce the need for medications. 

If you need treatment from another specialist, the ProHealth Primary Care team offers referrals. 

Schedule a chronic disease management consultation at ProHealth Primary Care by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.