Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Family Medical Center

Family Medicine & Lifestyle Medicine located in Ringgold, GA

Approximately 6 out of 10 American adults have a chronic disease. If you’re one of them, Derek Heldzinger, MD, and the team at Family Medical Center in Ringgold, Georgia, can help you manage your condition and improve your health, often without relying on expensive prescription medication. If you’re ready to take charge of your health, call Family Medical Center or request a consultation online today.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What are common chronic diseases?

Millions of Americans live with at least one chronic disease, and many have two or more ongoing health problems. The team at Family Medical Center helps patients who have a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis 

These chronic health conditions can have a severe impact on your quality of life. The team at Family Medical Center uses lifestyle medicine to address the root causes of your health problems and optimize your overall wellness. Dr. Heldzinger also works with patients with conditions that are hard to diagnose.

What is chronic disease management?

At a standard medical practice, your provider might just prescribe some medication. At Family Medical Center, the team takes a holistic approach, searching for the root cause of your health condition before creating a personalized wellness program to address your specific needs. 

At Family Medical Center, chronic disease management involves lifestyle medicine aimed at improving your nutrition and exercise routines to support weight loss and improved overall health. Often, chronic health conditions stem from unhealthy lifestyle choices and can be reversed with effective, personalized interventions and therapy. 

For example, a key component of chronic disease management at Family Medical Center focuses on changing your relationship with food. Many people are addicted to processed foods that are high in fat, salt, or sugar. Dr. Heldzinger and his team can help you break your addiction and learn to love nutritious choices. Nutrition has a remarkable impact on your physical, emotional, and mental health.

How can I reduce my risk of chronic disease?

If you’re concerned about chronic disease, the team at Family Medical Center can provide wellness programs designed to optimize your health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. Dr. Heldzinger and his team offer a comprehensive approach to wellness, helping you make the connection between your mind, body, and spirit. They help you improve your nutrition and add exercise to your day as well as implement strategies to reduce stress and improve your sleep. 

If you’re looking for a natural, customized approach to chronic disease management, call Family Medical Center or request an appointment online today.