Chronic Care Management Specialist

Diana Fibison, MD

Family Medicine Physician located in Glen Rock, NJ

Did you know that every 6 in 10 American adults have a chronic condition, and every 4 in 10 have two or more? If you’re one of these many Americans, consider seeking chronic care management from Diana Fibison, MD, at her family medicine clinic in Oradell, New Jersey. Dr. Fibison offers comprehensive care plans designed just for you and your needs. For chronic care management, book an appointment with Dr. Fibison online or over the phone today.

Chronic Care Management Q & A

What is chronic care?

In the health care industry, “chronic care” is a type of care that Dr. Fibison designs and provides for those with chronic illness or disease. In the United States, chronic diseases cause more death and disability every year than any other ailment.

A chronic disease consists of any medical condition that lasts over a year, impacts your day-to-day life, and requires ongoing care. Some of the most common chronic conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer 
  • Asthma 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Kidney disease

With chronic care management, you can live a healthier and fuller life, no matter your condition.

What does chronic care management entail?

Dr. Fibison aims to help you feel better and live better, no matter what ails you. She begins by discussing your chronic disease, symptoms, and the like.

Then, she designs a chronic care plan based on your needs and goals. This plan first details your symptoms, prognosis, and desired outcome for treatment.

Common specific goals of chronic care management include:

  • Increased mobility
  • Reduced pain
  • Lowered stress levels
  • Renewed participation in hobbies, work, and other previous activities
  • Improved physical condition (strength, flexibility, endurance, balance, etc.)

Your chronic care plan outlines actionable details related to routine and lifestyle like:

  • Measurable treatment goals
  • Symptom management
  • Medication regimen
  • Exercise planning
  • Healthy eating guidance
  • Community and social services to seek
  • Review and checkup schedule

It also assigns people in your life responsible for health intervention, should you need it, and how outside specialists will help you meet your goals.

How can I work on chronic care at home?

A large portion of chronic care management happens with you at home. In order to see and maintain meaningful change, you need to establish a healthy lifestyle. 

To guide you, Dr. Fibison typically adds plan details like:

  • Nutritional guidance
  • Smoking cessation
  • Blood sugar management
  • Exercise planning

Self-care is instrumental in improving your health, so make sure to take this portion of your chronic care management plan seriously.

If you or someone you care about would benefit from chronic care management, reach out to Dr. Fibison today. To book your appointment, call the office or use the online booking tool.