Chronic Disease Management in Meridian & the Treasure Valley

Don’t Let a Chronic Disease Take Over Your Life.

The Facts About Chronic Disease

Chronic Diseases have a massive impact on Americans every day. Approximately HALF of the entire U.S. population has one, or more, chronic health condition, and Chronic Diseases are the leading cause of death. Chronic Diseases account for 70% of U.S. deaths every year. Chronic Diseases are also the lead cause of disability, with arthritis being the most common cause of disability.

The TVFM Difference

Our providers at Treasure Valley Family Medicine are here to help you navigate the impact that Chronic Disease may have on your life. We can help you understand what is going on with your body, the treatment options that are available and help you get back on with your life. No disease should define you or govern your life. Our focus, is to ensure you have the tools and support you need to live the life you desire.

Chronic Disease Examples

There are many diseases and conditions that can fall under the umbrella of a “Chronic Disease.” Here are the most common:

  • Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Stroke

Chronic Care Management

The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms and prevent the disease from worsening. We also focus on strong communication and coordination with local subspecialists and hospitals that provide care. We may use some, or all, of the below tools to ensure you understand every aspect of your disease and the treatments.

Education

The first step in any long-term care plan is ensuring that you understand the details of your condition. Whatever risk factors exist, or circumstances which can lead to a worsening of the conditions we will make sure you have the information you need to start taking your life back. Outside resources can also help, such as Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 4th Edition https://www.bullpub.com/catalog/Living-a-Healthy-Life-with-Chronic-Conditions-4th-Edition, or the U.S. National Library of Medicine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0015659/.

Lifestyle Adjustments

With most Chronic Diseases there are lifestyle or environmental risk factors which can impact your health. Factors from weight, to diet, to work may be contributing to your condition. We can help you identify these risks and assist you in eliminating them, or finding ways to reduce their impact on your health.

Medication Management

For many Chronic Diseases, medication may be suggested as a treatment option. At TVFM we will use evidence-based guidelines to develop and teach you about medications which can reduce your symptoms and disease risk. These Chronic Diseases, particularly balancing the challenges of multiple diseases are where your TVFM “specialists in what’s common” really shine.

More Than Just Medication

Although Chronic Diseases cannot be cured like many other medical conditions, they can be kept at bay or put into remission. At TVFM we understand that there are benefits to a total range of treatments not just pill bottles and we are here to help you with that. If you are struggling with weight loss, we can work with you on diet education and tools for success. If you are struggling with diabetes, we can help you implement an exercise regimen, refer to diabetes education classes and review food choices. Whatever your needs, there are many treatments available, and together we will find favorable options to meet your individual needs.

What Our Patients Are Saying:

  • I’ve always liked Dr. Crownover a lot. He’s always so attentive to my needs/questions and has always treated me very Kindly! He has helped me a lot concerning ongoing medical concerns and with anything new that has come up along the way.

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  • I have never had a doctor care so much about my health considering I have multiple issues we have to deal with. He listens to what I am trying to say and helps me understand the ways that will benefit me and my health.

    Anonymous Patient

  • Appreciated that Dr. Crownover minimized my variety of conditions so I did not feel like I was falling apart as I get older. Several of the conditions are congenital & we will work together to get the best possible results regarding medications & modifications. Also really appreciated how personable he is especially not typing on the keyboard the entire time!! Also Jessica and Stephanie could not be nicer!! 

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  • Dr. Crownover is always so respectful of my opinions about my health...but he always explains and makes sure I am aware of all the options even when I choose not to do a particular test...he makes sure I am educated on my choices and the possible repercussions. He never makes me feel rushed and always spends time answering my questions.

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