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.
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.
There are many diseases and conditions that can fall under the umbrella of a “Chronic Disease.” Here are the most common:
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Crownover and his staff were very kind and patient with Jeff (patient) and me (wife) and more than generous with their time. He was highly recommended and at the very least met if not exceeded our expectations and hopes. He was honest with us answered our questions and explained everything we discussed. In one visit Dr. Crownover has relieved us of a tremendous amount of stress that we have being feeling while trying to manage all of Jeff’s doctors appointments medications and conditions related to his numerous illnesses. For that alone we are very grateful.