Chronic Disease Management Specialist

Zenith Care Group

Theo Akoh, NP

Primary Care & Internal Medicine located in Las Vegas, NV

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as six in 10 adults have a chronic disease, meaning a condition that lasts more than a year. If you have heart disease, diabetes, inflammatory disease, or another type of chronic condition, Theo Akoh, NP, provides integrative chronic disease management care at Zenith Care Group in Las Vegas. Find out how Theo can help you by booking an appointment online or by calling the clinic directly to schedule a visit.

Chronic Disease Management Q & A

Why do I need chronic disease management?

Chronic disease management is an integrative approach to managing your health if you have a chronic health condition, or if you’re at risk of developing something serious (like if you have prediabetes). Following a chronic disease management plan is beneficial for treating:

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Arthritic conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension 
  • Diabetes 
  • Obesity 
  • Asthma 
  • Cancer 

You should even consider getting started on chronic disease management if you struggle with mood disorders, such as depression or anxiety. 

What happens during chronic disease management?

When you visit Zenith Care Group for chronic disease management services, you can expect personalized care, starting with your first appointment. Theo spends time talking with you about your overall health and which treatments or lifestyle changes you’ve tried in the past.

After getting some background information from you, Theo performs a comprehensive exam and designs your chronic disease management plan. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Outline of beneficial lifestyle changes
  • Prescription medication management
  • Nutrition and dietary counseling
  • Expanded laboratory services
  • Weight management solutions
  • More frequent evaluations
  • Smoking cessation 

Throughout your chronic disease management care, Theo partners with any specialists you may need to see, such as a cardiologist, to ensure you have well-rounded care. Theo also offers concierge services, so you have access to essential medical care 24/7. 

How do I prepare for a chronic disease management exam?

Before you begin chronic disease management care at Zenith Care Group, fill out a request for your previous medical records to be sent to the practice, if possible. You should also:

  • Make a list of all questions or concerns you may have
  • Write down any prescription medications you take
  • Know which types of supplements you take

Because Theo might need to gather a blood draw and run some labs, you may need to fast before your chronic disease management exam. Theo lets you know ahead of time if this applies to you.

Book your chronic disease management evaluation at Zenith Care Group today. Click on the online scheduler, or call to find out more information.