A chronic disease is any condition that someone lives with over the long term, such as heart disease, lung disease or diabetes. Chronic diseases can be difficult for patients to manage and challenging for the health system. Our interdisciplinary team works with patients who have chronic conditions to support them in achieving optimal health and well-being.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM)
Our primary health care team will works with patients to manage their chronic disease with a goal of minimizing complications.
Patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or coronary artery disease, are seen for CDM appointment, by the primary health care team members which may include arranged visits with: Registered Dietitian, Registered Nurse, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacist, Lab Technician, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Certified Respiratory Educator, or Counsellor in addition to on-going support by the patient’s family physician.
All of our health care workers have access on their computer desktop to a list of recommended websites. If you would like a copy please speak to your health care provider or print off here: Health On-Line.
We offer group programs that focus on health promotion, disease prevention, chronic conditions and group education. Programs are offered depending on current needs. Please watch for posters and announcements in our newsletters for upcoming programs and events or visit Group Programs for more information.