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What is Chronic Disease?

Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more, require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living, or both. 

Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. They also drive the nation's $4.1 trillion annual health care costs.

Many Chronic Diseases are Caused by Risky Behaviors.

  • Tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke

  • Poor nutrition, including diets low in fruits and vegetables and high in sodium and saturated fats

  • Physical inactivity

  • Excessive alcohol use

What ShineMed offers for Chronic Diseases?

  • Screenings, coordinating treatment, and monitoring for chronic diseases (hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disease, depression, heart disease... etc.)

  • Health screening point out the risk factors

  • Taking care of medications, medical tests, and other concerns about the patient's health

  • Teaching patients how to help with disease management

  • Maintaining an ideal weight and making healthy lifestyle choices

  • Achieving a healthier body by following a chronic disease management plan

  • Providing a referral to an appropriate specialist in a timely manner


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