Internal Medicine, Adult Primary Care, Weight Loss Management & Clinical Research located in Sacramento and Auburn, CA


If you have one or more forms of chronic disease, working with an experienced medical practitioner is essential. Mohammad Yusufzai, MD, Sultan Yusufzai, MD, and the team at Cordova Medical Clinic, offer personalized chronic disease management services to residents of Auburn and Sacramento, California. Book a face-to-face visit online or by phone today to learn more.


What is a chronic disease?

A chronic disease is a health condition that lasts for one year or longer, requires ongoing medical care, or limits your daily activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 6 out of every 10 American adults have one form of chronic disease, while 4 out of 10 have two or more types.

Some examples of chronic disease include:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • High cholesterol
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chronic obstructive
  • pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Liver disease
  • Dementia
  • Kidney disease

These are just a few of the chronic health conditions that limit healthy daily function.

What is chronic disease management?

Most cases of chronic disease stem from just a short list of unhealthy habits. Poor nutrition, a sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption are all known to cause or contribute to these serious health conditions.

Chronic disease management strives to reduce the symptoms of chronic health conditions and lower your risk of serious negative outcomes. It’s a highly personalized approach that begins with a thorough assessment of your overall health and wellness.

Your practitioner works closely with you to identify areas where you can make meaningful improvements. Even small steps like incorporating more vegetables into your daily diet or taking a short walk every day can yield impressive results.

Tracking progress is a critical part of chronic disease management. As you watch your health readings improve and notice how much better you feel every day, it becomes easier to take on new lifestyle modifications to further improve your health.

What role does medication management play in chronic disease management?

If you’re living with one or more types of chronic disease, you may be on numerous medications to manage those conditions. Periodic medication reviews check to ensure your drug therapy is working to improve your health — not get in the way of your progress.

Dosages need adjustment from time to time, and there may be newer options that better align with your needs. After a period of chronic disease management, some people are even able to stop taking certain medications. Once you’re able to control your health through improved nutrition and exercise, drug therapy may no longer be necessary.

If you’re ready to explore chronic disease management in greater detail, call Cordova Medical Clinic to book a visit, or schedule online in just a few clicks.


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