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Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA

Chronic Disease Management

Chronic Disease Management services offered in McAllen, TX

Chronic Disease Management services offered in the greater McAllen, TX area

Managing a chronic health condition is challenging. At Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, in McAllen, Texas, Dr. Garrigos and the team offer chronic disease management, tailoring plans to make it easy for you to take control of your disease and improve your health. Call the office today or schedule your chronic disease management consultation using the online booking button.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

What should I know about chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management provides patients with the support, medication, and therapies they need to manage their long-term illness and the symptoms it causes. 

The goal of chronic disease management is to help you understand your disease and treatments, empowering you to take charge of your health, improving symptoms and quality of life.

Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, is an internal medicine practice with a team dedicated to helping patients get the comprehensive and personalized care they need to manage health issues.

I have arthritis. Do I need chronic disease management?

A chronic disease is a health condition that lasts a year or longer and requires ongoing medical intervention or affects everyday life. Arthritis causes joint inflammation and pain. Many people develop degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) as they get older, a chronic and progressive condition.

The team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, provides chronic disease management for arthritis and many other long-term illnesses, including:

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eczema
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

The team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, specializes in geriatric care. Many older adults have more than one chronic illness and require more attentive care to manage medications, specialists, and other therapies. 

What happens during a chronic disease management consultation?

The specifics of your chronic disease management consultation at the office of Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, depend on your disease and needs. The team asks detailed questions about your medical history, types of medications you take, and concerning symptoms.

They perform a physical exam and run bloodwork through their in-house diagnostics department to assess health and evaluate the severity of your disease. They also offer in-house imaging. 

What help can I expect from chronic disease management?

You can expect a personalized chronic disease management plan from the team at Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, to help you manage your chronic disease. They work closely with you when developing your plan, making sure it fits your needs. 

Chronic disease management plans may include:

  • Nutrition education
  • A personalized fitness program
  • Disease-specific medication
  • At-home health monitoring tools (blood pressure machine, glucometer)

The team schedules follow-up visits to monitor your health, provide education and support, and adjust your plan as needed.

Call Socrates A. Garrigos, MD, PA, today or use the online booking button to get expert chronic disease management from a team that cares.