Wilmington Adult Medicine
Stephen J Liederbach, MD
Internal Medicine & Direct Primary Care located in Wilmington, NC
Around 60% of Americans have at least one chronic disease, while 40% have two or more chronic conditions. If you’re part of this group and need chronic care management, contact internal medicine physician Stephen Liederbach, MD, at Wilmington Adult Medicine. Dr. Liederbach offers highly personalized chronic care management services for patients in and around Wilmington, North Carolina, aiming to improve your health so you can lead a fulfilling, active life. Call or schedule a consultation online today.
Chronic Care Management Q & A
What is chronic care management?
Millions of Americans live with chronic health problems that can lead to potentially dangerous complications if not managed. Chronic care management is the medical service area focused on treating and managing chronic health issues so you can lead a healthy and fulfilling life.
Chronic disease management is highly personalized. Dr. Liederbach is committed to helping you lead your best life. He takes time to get to know you, never rushing your appointments. You can count on patient-focused care at Wilmington Adult Medicine.
What are some common conditions that need chronic care management?
Dr. Liederbach provides comprehensive health care programs to help manage conditions such as:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
Dr. Liederbach has years of experience treating patients with complex needs. As many Americans live with more than one chronic disease, he offers personalized treatments and advice to manage multiple conditions.
What is included in chronic care management?
While Dr. Liederbach fully customizes your chronic care management plan to address your specific needs, most programs include the following elements.
Dr. Liederbach provides thorough physical exams and testing to diagnose your condition and evaluate your health needs. He offers EKGs and pulmonary function testing, in addition to lab tests such as blood panels and urinalysis.
As your partner in health, Dr. Liederbach supports you to implement healthy lifestyle changes to help manage your condition. This could include dietary changes, additional physical activity, and weight loss advice. Often, losing just 5-10% of your weight can significantly improve your health.
When lifestyle changes aren’t enough to improve your health, you might need medication to manage your chronic health condition. Dr. Liederbach carefully prescribes and monitors your medication to ensure that your health improves and your prescriptions don’t interact poorly.
Dr. Liederbach provides routine checkups to monitor your vital signs and other health indicators. He keeps careful, private records so that if any changes in your condition emerge, he can take prompt action to restore your health.
Call Wilmington Adult Medicine or make an appointment online today for expert, personalized chronic disease management services to improve and protect your health.