Chronic Illness Management

Eli S. Djebiyan, MD -  - Internal Medicine

The Medical Group of Englewood

Eli S. Djebiyan, MD

Internal Medicine located in Englewood, NJ

Chronic illnesses affect patients throughout their lives, leading to pain, disability, and decreased quality of life. Fortunately, in most cases, the right treatment can make it easier for patients to control their chronic illnesses and lessen their symptoms to enjoy a better quality of life. The experienced doctors at The Medical Group of Englewood know how to diagnose and manage chronic illnesses effectively. To make an appointment for chronic illness management, please contact the office in Bergen County, New Jersey, today.

Chronic Illness Management Q & A

What is chronic illness management?

Chronic illness management involves:

  • Monitoring the progress of the illness
  • Finding the best treatment options
  • Making sure that treatments aren’t causing unwanted side effects
  • Providing you with all of the resources you need to understand your illness and manage it on a daily basis
  • Screening for common complications

What illnesses can The Medical Group of Englewood treat?

The Medical Group of Englewood can diagnose and treat most chronic illnesses, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cancer
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • HIV/AIDS

Why is chronic illness management important?

If you have a chronic illness, getting the right treatment is essential. Depending on the nature of your condition, you may be at risk for many different complications if your illness isn’t managed properly. For example, if you have uncontrolled diabetes, you may be at risk of nerve damage, kidney damage, or Alzheimer’s disease. If you have asthma and you aren’t receiving treatment, your condition will worsen and you may suffer life-threatening asthma attacks.

The purpose of chronic illness management is to reverse your condition and/or prevent it from getting any worse. With effective chronic illness management, you’ll be able to live the best life possible in spite of your condition.

How does The Medical Group of Englewood diagnose chronic illnesses?

Doctors at The Medical Group of Englewood base their diagnosis of chronic illness on multiple factors. On your initial visit to The Medical Group of Englewood, the doctor will begin by performing a thorough exam and asking about your symptoms. With the information you provide your doctor and the results of your physical exam, tests will be recommended to confirm a diagnosis.

Depending on the concerns, the doctor may recommend blood tests, imaging, urine tests, or other studies needed.

What treatments are available?

The Medical Group of Englewood offers a wide variety of treatments for patients with chronic illnesses. The exact treatments recommended will depend on the nature of your illness, your medical history, your treatment goals, and other factors. Treatments may include:

  • Medications
  • Medical procedures
  • Physical therapy
  • Lifestyle changes.


Your doctor will explain all of your treatment options in detail so you can make informed decisions.

Insurance

At the Medical Group of Englewood, we accept most major insurance plans. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance plan listed.

Aetna Choice POS II
Aetna Commercial / Aetna Network / Aetna Signature
AmeriHealth
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
CDPHP
Cigna
Cigna Open Access
First Health
HighMark
Oxford Freedom
Oxford Liberty/Freedom
QualCare