Living with a chronic illness is hard on patients and their families. Managing a chronic condition is especially difficult when you must travel out of town to receive care from a specialist. The good news is, your local primary care provider can help cut down the number of trips to the specialist by coordinating with them to provide treatment.
How Your Local Primary Care Provider Can Help Manage Your Chronic Condition
Your primary care provider doesn’t replace your specialist, but they can work together to manage your treatment. Primary care providers issue referrals to specialists when they suspect a patient has a chronic illness. They can also monitor your condition and provide services like prescription refills. Scheduling routine checkups and prescription refill appointments with your local provider saves a trip out of town and also strengthens the patient-provider relationship.
How You Can Help Your Specialist and Primary Care Provider Manage Your Chronic Condition
Another way to manage your treatment locally is by doing your part as the patient. This means following medical advice, making necessary lifestyle changes, and being honest with both your specialist and your provider about your health.
Keeping appointments is also the patient’s responsibility and the key to successfully managing a chronic illness. Managing your illness with a local primary care provider like EliteCare eases the burden of scheduling costly visits to the specialist. We also make appointments easier than ever to keep with our new telehealth service. Now you don’t even have to leave your living room to get treatment for your condition.
Are you ready to start managing your chronic illness with your hometown provider? Click here to request a primary care visit with your EliteCare provider today.