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Chronic Disease Management

Primary Care, Internal Medicine & Concierge Medicine located in Prescott, AZ

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Chronic Disease Management services offered in Prescott, AZ


Chronic disease management puts patients back in control of their health, improving daily living and overall quality of life. At High Mark Internal Medicine in Prescott, Arizona, the skilled and practiced internist and direct primary care provider, Erik Contreras, MD, is committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive care. Dr. Contreras offers chronic disease management, giving patients the education, tools, and support necessary to manage long-term conditions and diseases. Call the office to schedule a visit. Or request an appointment online, which is fast and convenient.

Chronic Disease Management Q&A


What is a chronic disease? 

A chronic health condition or disease is any long-term illness that requires regular medical care or causes symptoms that affect a person’s quality of life.

Common chronic diseases include:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Heart disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer

Though some long-term illnesses may resolve over time, most chronic diseases are with people for life. If you or a loved one has one or more health conditions, chronic disease management can help patients take steps to feel well and avoid complications.

I have high blood pressure. Do I need chronic disease management? 

Patients can benefit from chronic disease management as soon as they find out they have high blood pressure or hypertension. 

Chronic disease management teaches you about the condition as well as treatments that can improve your symptoms and health overall.

What does chronic disease management entail?

High Mark Internal Medicine also offers medication management and on-site lab draws, ensuring provider Erik Contreras finds the right medication and dose for your condition and/or disease and monitors its effectiveness over time. Dr. Contreras can also make appropriate adjustments as needed.

Lifestyle changes are also part of the management plan for long-term health conditions. This may include diet modifications, medical weight loss and management, and exercise. Making lifestyle adjustments can even reduce the need for medication to treat your condition.

What can I expect from chronic disease management? 

You can expect excellent personalized care from chronic disease management services at High Mark Internal Medicine. The specifics of your care depend on many factors, including symptoms, diagnosis, lifestyle, and age. Dr. Contreras schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your health and provide appropriate education. 

He might also ask you to track objective data at home, such as your blood glucose or blood pressure, so he can get a more accurate picture of how your daily routine affects the disease and your health.

Dr. Contreras also provides same-day visits, urgent care, and inpatient care (hospitalization) to help patients manage their health when symptoms exacerbate. 

Chronic conditions and diseases need professional monitoring and management. Call High Mark Internal Medicine to learn more. Or request an appointment online today for compassionate and effective care.