Chronic Disease Management

Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lufkin, TX

Chronic Disease Management

If chronic disease has upended your life, consider chronic disease management services at VIP Health Family Clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Annysue Emmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, and Rocio Villegas, APRN, FNP-C, provide attentive chronic disease management with nutritional guidance, prescription medications, and lifestyle recommendations. Call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule an appointment online today. 

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

How does chronic disease management work?

Chronic diseases affect you for months, years, decades, or even a lifetime. While some can go into remission, others are permanent and require ongoing personalized care. You can trust the team at VIP Health Family Clinic to manage your chronic illness with strategies including:

Prescription management

Many chronic diseases require prescription medications to help manage symptoms. Some oral medications can be taken at home while other medications, like certain injections, are administered by an experienced health care provider. 


The foods you eat can influence how you feel. The team at VIP Health Family Clinic can help you alter your diet to meet your nutritional needs. 

Lifestyle recommendations

The team analyzes your habits and recommends mindful changes to keep you from experiencing health complications. They may advise you to stop smoking, exercise more often, or cut down on alcohol consumption. 

You might also benefit from counseling services to deal with the life changes that come with living with a chronic disease. 

Can I benefit from chronic disease management services?

Countless chronic diseases can impact you. Many have underlying genetic causes, while others are lifestyle-related. 

By definition, chronic diseases last for a year or longer and often cause pain, disability, and limitations to your independence. You can trust the VIP Health Family Clinic team to manage your:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Osteoporosis

The team at VIP Health Family Clinic may provide intermittent testing to measure various aspects of your health and wellness and adjust your treatment program as necessary. 

How can telemedicine assist with chronic disease management?

VIP Health Family Clinic makes chronic disease management as simple as possible by providing services with telemedicine. While you’ll still need to visit the office sometimes for tests and treatments, telemedicine enables you to attend some of your appointments from the comfort of your home, hotel room, or office. 

Telemedicine allows you to cut down on time and costs associated with transportation. During a telemedicine appointment, the team can interpret test results, make recommendations, or adjust your medications based on your self-reported concerns.

Call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule an appointment online for your next chronic disease management visit today.