Chronic Care Management

Family Medicine located in Sacramento, CA
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Chronic Care Management services offered in Sacramento, CA

Long-term health problems are not just tough to live with; they can also lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, in Sacramento, California, the team offers chronic care management services that reduce the risk of complications and help you enjoy a happier, more rewarding life. Call the office for additional details on chronic care management, or schedule an appointment online today.

What is chronic care management?

Chronic care management supports patients with long-term diseases that last six months or more. Living with these conditions can be exhausting, and they often cause considerable pain, disability, and reduced quality of life. You’re also likely to develop complications that may be life-threatening.

Chronic diseases benefit from ongoing monitoring and specialized medical care to minimize the risk of complications, reduce pain, increase energy levels, and improve mobility.

What conditions require chronic care management?

Most people with long-term or incurable diseases benefit from chronic care management. Some of the conditions managed at the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Thyroid disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • Heart disease 
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Asthma
  • Kidney disease
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain

Chronic care management can significantly improve your quality of life if you have one or more of these problems or any other ongoing health condition.

What does chronic care management involve?

Chronic care management has several aspects, including: 

Routine checkups

Visiting with the team regularly enables you to have blood tests, blood pressure checks, diabetic foot care, and other procedures needed to safeguard your health. These regular checkups identify worsening or new symptoms early on when they’re easier to treat.

Medication management 

Not everyone with a chronic disease needs medication, but many do. You might have several conditions that mean you take multiple drugs. Medication management is a routine review where your provider checks that you accurately take the right dose and that the medicines are effective. They can also adjust your medications if you have side effects.


Understanding your condition helps you manage it better. At the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, the team provides reliable information and answers your questions. They also work with you to develop an effective, personalized treatment plan. 

Healthy lifestyle

Leading a healthy lifestyle is vital if you have a chronic disease. Your provider guides and supports you so you can make positive changes, such as:

  • Losing weight 
  • Reducing unhealthy fat and sugar intake
  • Finding safe, enjoyable ways to exercise
  • Managing stress 
  • Quitting smoking
  • Lowering alcohol consumption

These actions all help your body cope with chronic conditions better.

Call the offices of Dawei Zheng, MD, ABFM, to learn more about chronic care management, or book an appointment online today.